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Date:
July 31, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
MHL - The Hall
Address:
2 North Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
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My Real Name is Hanna: An Evening with Author Tara Lynn Masih

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Award-winning author and Andover resident, Tara Lynn Masih, will share her debut YA historical fiction novel, My Real Name is Hanna, which won a Florida Book Award and a Skipping Stones Honor Award. Copies will be available for purchase, courtesy of the Andover Bookstore. Door prizes will include two literary goodie bags. Inspired by real Holocaust events, the book centers on Hanna Slivka a young girl on the cusp of fourteen when Hitler’s army crosses the border into Soviet-occupied Ukraine. Soon, the Gestapo closes in, determined to make the shtetele she lives in “free of Jews.” Until the German occupation, Hanna spent her time exploring Kwasova, admiring the drawings of the handsome Leon Stadnick, and helping her neighbor dye decorative pysanky eggs. But then she, Leon, and their families are forced to flee and hide in the forest. When Hanna’s father disappears, suddenly it’s up to Hanna to find him—and to find a way to keep the rest of her family, and friends, alive.