Day After Night

Day After Night

A Novel

Book - 2009
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In the summer of 1945, hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees were homeless and landless. Some headed for the new State of Israel. Based on the true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than 200 prisoners from the Atlit internment camp, run by the British military in Palestine, and is told through the eyes of four young women imprisoned at the camp.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009.
ISBN: 9780743299848
Characteristics: 294 p. ;,25 cm.


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Aug 23, 2019

I agree with some of the prior comments,re the lack of 'flow' etc,,,,,but I still will look into the author's other book 'The Red Tent',,,,,,,these books that deal with such a painful topic really have to have 'something extra' to make them more palatable for me,,,,especially since this topic re the holocaust is a 'personal' one for me.

Oct 02, 2015

Anita Diamant's work is a lovely story teller. Day after Night is based on the real story of displaced Jewish people in an internment camp in Palestine following the end of WWII. The book follows four young women who are coping with the loss of their families while trying to make a new life in Palestine/ Israel.

Dec 13, 2014

Loved the Red Tent so that is why I was eager to read this book. I found the characters stilted so there was no connection to them. The story did not flow so I often had to go back and check to see who was who. Overall, a boring and disappointing read.

Jul 20, 2012

This book is based on the true escape of illegal immigrants being held by the British government in Isreal after the second world war. I was unaware of the history of Atlit prior to reading this book. It is a gentle read, highlighting the lives of several woman who had different experiences of the war and the interaction between them in the detention camp. There is no drama to the escape, as life has been much, much too dramatic in during the war years for these women. Truely an interesting account of immigration into Isreal after the second world war.

Sep 25, 2011

I had really high hopes for this book as I both enjoy the author and subject matter. However, I gave up about halfway through. This book seems to be very slow moving with "blah" characters.

Sep 01, 2011

I read Diamant's The Red Tent before picking up this book. The Red Tent was AMAZING. This book does not even compare.

redtentfan Jul 16, 2011

Excellent book!!!

I really enjoyed this book. As with Diamant's other works, she concentrates on the emotional experiences of women, and at times it is very powerful. The book does not seem meant to provide a balanced view of a political situation or a particularly action-filled plot, but it does offer insight into this time period and this group of people, which I suspect are not as well known as other events and people in the post-WWII era.

Mar 05, 2011

This book came highly recommended but I'm sorry to say that it didn't grab me. There were moments when I thought that the story was going to take off, but then the chapter ended abruptly and the author moved on to something new. I also found the characters to be quite stilted - I don't know whether that was deliberate since none of them had much trust in others after what they had been through, but it left me wanting more.

Sep 26, 2010

To be honest, I was as bored as the characters were in Atlit! The best part of this book, was the last chapter and finding out what happened to them all.

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Apr 08, 2011

Post war British camp in Palistine and four women held there

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