Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY


Anne Fleming

November 23rd, 2023

An historian, Anne, discovers five 17th century manuscripts recounting the story of Joan and Thomasina, young survivors separated after the Plague, in Anne Fleming’s latest novel Curiosities (Knopf $35.00), due out next April. Joan becomes a maid and Thomasina embarks on a sea voyage disguised as a man named Tom. Their adult reunion unfolds a love story marred by scandal, prompting Tom’s escape to the North Pole. In the present, the historian meticulously pieces together their fate, contributing her own layer of “truth” to this saga about defying societal norms. 9781039004986

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