About the Author
Lily Poritz Miller was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and came to the United States with her family when she was fifteen. She began her editorial career in book publishing in New York at The Macmillan Company and later McGraw-Hill, then moved to Toronto, where she was senior editor and McClelland and Stewart for eighteen years.
She has written three plays, which were performed in New York and Toronto, and received a Samuel French national award for her play The Proud One. Her short stories were published in the anthology American Scene: New Voices. She has also written for film. She presently divides her time between Toronto and New York. Visit her online at www.lilyporitzmiller.com.
In a Pale Blue Light
A story of loss, defiance and change emerges from the magnificent setting of Cape Town in the late 1930s through the outbreak of World War II. Young Libka Hoffman is struggling with the loss of her father and the social conventions that frown upon her relationships with her most trusted friends. Libka’s exploration of socially forbidden territory eventually brings her to expulsion from her school and ostracism by her peers. Powerfully told in a unique voice, “In a Pale Blue Light” achieves an authentic and rarely achieved insight into Jewish life in South Africa during the tumultuous times around World War II.
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