trillian_stars (trillian_stars) wrote,

Saturday, December 11th at 7:00pm

In the midst of all the holiday madness, I hope you can take an hour or two to savor the richness of a finely woven story, a story based on love of family, ancestors, history, story-telling, tradition and bravery.

Our friend, Valya Dudycz Lupescu (valya_dl) has written one such beautiful novel, based on conversations and interviews she had with Ukrainian WWII survivors, one that strikes a chord of recognition, no matter what your ancestry, religion or age, a novel of perfect beauty, The Silence of Trees.

Valya will be in Philadelphia this Saturday, December 11th for a reading and book signing at Robin's Books. With her to give free tarot readings, in the best tradition of the gypsies who figure prominently in The Silence of Trees, will be Amy Blackthorn. It will be a gorgeous combination.

Robin’s Books and Moonstone Arts Center
110A S. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Join us as Valya Dudycz Lupescu reads from her novel, The Silence of Trees. Q&A and signing to follow.

(cover image by mcmatz)

Too often the women of history
have been silenced,
but their stories have power-
to reveal, to teach, and to transform.
This is one such story. . .

"Like an enchanting tapestry of Ukrainian magic and folkloric images, this is a thoughtful and beautiful work.”
–FIONA SZE-LORRAIN, author of Water the Moon

“In The Silence of Trees, Nadya, the astonishing matriarch, war survivor, and narrator, weaves a remarkable life centered on fate, love, luck and choice while honoring the ghosts of her past."
–IRENE ZABYTKO, author of The Sky Unwashed
and When Luba Leaves Home

I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, at 7:00pm!
Tags: book reading, people worth knowing, silence of trees, valya
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