Introducing My Real Name is Hanna, by Tara Lynn Masih
Inspired by real Holocaust events, this poignant debut novel is a powerful coming-of-age story that will resonate with fans of The Book Thief and Between Shades of Gray. Highly recommended by the Jewish Book Council, it’s sure to be a wonderful addition to your mother/daughter bookclub.
A 2018 Skipping Stones Honor Award Book
Underground, they battle sickness and starvation, while the hunt continues above. 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.
Sparse, resonant, and lyrical, weaving in tales of Jewish and Ukrainian folklore, My Real Name Is Hanna celebrates the sustaining bonds of family, the beauty of a helping hand, and the tenacity of the human spirit.
“A gripping story of courage and endurance in the face of Nazi terror . . . My Real Name Is Hanna is a book that lives with you long after you have turned the final page.”–Diney Costeloe, best-selling author of The Girl with No Name and The Throwaway Children
Tara Lynn Masih has won multiple book awards in her role as editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction and The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays. She is author of Where the Dog Star Never Glows: Stories and the forthcoming novel My Real Name Is Hanna. She founded The Best Small Fictions series. Awards for her work include the Lou P. Bunce Creative Writing Award, The Ledge Magazine’s Fiction Award, and a finalist fiction grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. www.taramasih.com
by Tara Lynn Masih
Mandel Vilar Press (September, 2018)
224 pages, paper.