Born in Bucharest, Romania, Haya Leah Molnar's Jewish identity was hidden from her in order to protect her against anti-Semitism. When she was ten, she and her family escaped the Communist regime and emigrated to Israel, and later to the US. A former copywriter and creative director in advertising, she now writes full time in New York City. In addition to having an eclectic taste for reading other authors, she loves designing her own line of jewelry, gardening, traveling, and kayaking. This is her first book.
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In this vivid memoir, Haya Leah Molnar tells the story of Eva Zimmerman, an eight year old Jewish Romanian who is struggling with her identity as her family tries to keep her safe.
Eva Zimmermann is eight years old, and she has just discovered she is Jewish. Such is the life of an only child living in postwar Bucharest, a city that is...