The Forger of Marseille

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She Writes Press
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5.5 X 8.4 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
Linda Joy Myers is president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers. Her memoir Don't Call Me Mother--A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness was a finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year Award, a finalist in the IndieExcellence Awards, the winner of the BAIPA Gold Medal award. She's the author of three books on memoir writing: The Power of Memoir--How to Write Your Healing Story, Journey of Memoir, and Becoming Whole. She's a coauthor with Brooke Warner of two books: Breaking Ground on Your Memoir and Magic of Memoir. Myers writes for the Huffington Post and co-teaches the program Write Your Memoir in Six Months with Brooke Warner. A therapist for thirty-six years, Myers also speaks about memoir, healing, and the power of writing the truth.
2023 BAIPA Book Cover Contest Winner in Fiction
2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist in Historical Fiction (1900s)

"Myers movingly conveys the traumas faced by her Jewish characters who flee Nazi Germany only to find themselves caught up in the turmoil of the 1940 Paris exodus and the early months of the occupation of France. Their involvement in Marseille's growing resistance movement highlights the crucial work of Varian Fry and Donald Caskie, who aided the escape of countless individuals pursued by the authorities. In this gripping story of a tumultuous period of history, Myers offers us a vivid and compelling read."

-Hanna Diamond, author of Fleeing Hitler and professor of French History at Cardiff University

"The Forger of Marseille transports you to interwar Europe, where you experience warmth, wine, and song in the caféeacute;s of Paris and also discover skills the forger must master to rescue Europe's victims. In her historical novel, Myers reveals important figures such as Varian Fry, who saved thousands, and points an accusing finger at France as it capitulates to occupation and betrays its citizens. A lesson for nations of today and a call for peace through art."

--Judith Berlowitz, author of Home So Far Away

"In this carefully researched and crafted novel, The Forger of Marseille, Linda Joy Myers tells the story of resistance by those who risked their lives to save others--one of the few bright spots in the Holocaust. While accurately portraying what went on in France in 1940, Myers weaves elements of love, tension, art, music, and the gradual unfolding of her characters as they begin to trust one another. Myers draws the reader in with her descriptive prose and insight into what individuals endured during that horrific time."

--Merle R. Saferstein, former Director of Educational Outreach, Holocaust Documentation & Education Center, South Florida

"The Forger of Marseille is a historical gem! Myers delivers an absolute page-turner with just the right amount of suspense and laced with a gripping love story. The historical detail, pitch-perfect prose, and realistic dialogue makes this one unputdownable. You'll be thinking about these characters long after the last page is finished. Highly recommend!"

--Michelle Cox, author of the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series

"This well-paced story of an artist-turned-forger in WWII-era France weaves fictional characters with real-life people in a novel of gripping authenticity."

--Barbara Stark Nemon, author of Even in Darkness and Hard Cider