Author Event: Paula Friedman - The Rescuer's Path

04/01/2012 - 2:00pm
Author Reading & Book Siging
Paula Friedman, author of
The Rescuer's Path
Sunday, April 1st
2pm at the Hood River County Library
Co-Sponsored by the Hood River County Library

Waucoma Bookstore and the Hood River County Library are hosting local Gorge author Paula Friedman for a book reading and signing at 2pm onSunday, April 1st at Hood River County Library community room.  Friedman will be discussing her new book The Rescuer's Path.  

About the Book
The Rescuer's Path tells of Malca, a Holocaust survivor's daughter who, in 1971 rides a horse into a wooded park and finds the wounded fugitive Gavin Hareen, a peace activist and Arab-American who is the prime suspect in the deadly bombing of an army truck. Raised on her family's stories of Holocaust rescue, compassionate and empathetic Malca finds the courage to aid the wounded stranger and, bit by bit, the two come to trust, befriend, and eventually love each other. As police close in, Malca flees with Gavin and is thrown into a dangerous struggle against injustice, culminating in her pregnancy and—thirty years later, in the shadow of 9/11—an unexpected reunion with the couple’s now-grown birth daughter.
Praise for The Rescuer's Path:

“Exciting, physically vivid, and romantic.”
—Ursula K. LeGuin, National Book Award, Hugo and Nebula Awards,
bestselling author of The Dispossessed, Lavinia, and many others

“From the first page, Friedman illuminates a world. . . Deft strokes
unobtrusively fill in the couple’s histories and elegant leaps propel the story
forward . . . The writing is lyrical and poetic, the characters vividly drawn,
and the story captivating.”
—Small Press Review, Jan.-Feb. 2012

“Poetic. . . puts a question, inspired by the events of 9/11: How do we make
peace, both in ourselves and in the world?”
—Diana Brement, book critic, (Seattle) JTNews

“A wonderful epic extended family drama.”
—Harriet Klausner, Mainstream Fiction
“Vivid, humane, and wise, The Rescuer’s Path held me from its first line to
its last.”
—Cheryl Strayed, Pushcart Prize, acclaimed author of Wild and Torch

“I could not stop reading this novel—I loved it!”
—Carole L. Glickfeld, Flannery O’Connor Award, author of Useful Gifts and
Swimming toward the Ocean

“In a story of what it means to do the right thing, these characters will break
your heart and put it back together again.”
—Heather Sharfeddin, author of Damaged Goods and other popular novels

“Compels you to turn page after page. This is the book you can’t put down,
the people you will remember, the vibrant story we all share.”
—Carol Denney, writer, activist, founder of Fiddlers for Peace

“Characters you will care about. . . . This poignant story will capture your
heart . . .as relevant as this morning’s newspaper.”
—Barbara Mullen, author of Unsafe Harbour and Dominique’s Daughters
About the Author
Paula Friedman, an author and freelance book editor in Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon, was formerly public relations director for the Judah L. Magnes (Jewish) Museum in Berkeley, CA, and director of the international Rosenberg Award for Poems on the Jewish Experience; she, earlier, founded the Open Cell literary cooperative and magazine. Friedman’s writings have been widely published and she is recipient of Pushcart Prize nominations and New Millenium Writing, Oregon State Poetry Association, Soapstone, Centrum, and other literary awards and residencies.

Event address: 
Hood River County Library
502 State St
97031 Hood River
The Rescuer's Path Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935514886
Published: Plain View Press, LLC - February 1st, 2012