Thanks to Kortney Tenaglia of SparkPoint Studio, I am giving away one print copy of The Family Affair.
In The Polski Affair, which won Mr. Gildin the International Book Award, he tells a remarkable story of haunting secrets and the guilt of survival set against the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto.
In The Family Affair, it is some two years since Anna Adler returned from a reunion of the survivors of the Hotel Polski in Warsaw. At the reunion, she was applauded for her courage in testifying against Nazi Col. Peter Hauptmann at his war crimes trial. But Anna’s obsession with what took place at the hotel during her period of imprisonment continues to haunt her. And when new members of Anna’s family are discovered, she is both overjoyed and tormented. For Anna, the ties that bind run deeper than she cares to remember. The Family Affair explores human frailties and tells a tale of explosive revelations that have the power to both unite and divide Anna’s family for years to come.
About Leon H. Gildin:
Leon H. Gildin is an award-winning author, producer and retired entertainment attorney. While practicing law in New York for more than 40 years, Mr. Gildin served as general counsel to actors, writers and composers, produced on and off-Broadway, and collaborated with authors and musicians in the development of scripts and musical material for the stage.
His award-winning production credits include Appear and Show Cause, a story inspired by the desegregation of the U.S. Army at which time Mr. Gildin was serving oversees. Appear and Show Cause opened the season at the Cleveland Playhouse in 1982, and he then co-produced the same off-Broadway, winning the Audelco Award.
He is the executive producer of TV documentaries, including The Secret Army, a documentary about the religious conflict in Ireland, purchased by Viacom for international distribution. Also to his credit is Theresienstadt, Gateway to Auschwitz: Recollections from Childhood, which received a Blue Ribbon Award from the American Film and Video Festival.
In 2000, Mr. Gildin authored a non-fiction work entitled You Can’t Do Business (or Most Anything Else) Without Yiddish, published in both hard and soft cover by Hippocrene Books, New York. The book discusses the amount of Yiddish spoken in contemporary English by both Jews and non-Jews alike resulting from Eastern European immigration at the start of the 20th Century.
Mr. Gildin is the 2010 International Book Awards winner in the Historical Fiction category for his book, The Polski Affair, published by Diamond River Books, Canada. According to Professor Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, the Head of Jewish Studies at Arizona State University, “The Polski Affair is a gripping tale that illustrates the moral ambiguity of the Holocaust and the struggle of ordinary people to retain their humanity under extraordinary circumstances.” The Polski Affair was released in Hebrew translation by a major Israeli publisher in 2011.
The award-winning story continues in The Family Affair, scheduled for release in print and e-book on Amazon and Smashwords in November 2011. This sequel to The Polski Affair tells of the fortuitous discovery of new family members, explores human frailties and reveals secrets that have the power to both unite and divide a family for years to come.
Mr. Gildin is not quite retired, always in creative pursuit of his next compelling writing project. He resides in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with his wife, Gloria. For more information on Mr. Gildin and his works, visit http://www.leongildin.com/.
Right now, you can buy The Polski Affair for $1 at Smashwords.com with the following coupon code: RZ73B This offer expires on December 23, 2011.
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