Media about Meryl Ain

Twelve of the Most Anticipated Books of Fall

Most will probably agree that summer 2020 has been the longest, most difficult summer ever.  But now we can look forward to a new season as fall is upon us! And with a new season, comes new books! We’ve got a couple celebrity authors here – actor Lou Diamond Phillips and celebrity doctor Ian K. Smith have penned some very interesting reads. From murder mysteries, thrillers, sci-fi fantasy and romance to a memoir from a guy who made commercials his whole life, there’s something on this list for every type of reader!

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‘The Takeaway Men’: Local rabbi’s mom chooses post-Holocaust theme for first novel

Meryl Ain’s debut novel, “The Takeaway Men,” which follows a Polish Jewish family newly arrived in America in 1951, raises more questions than it delivers answers. And that’s just what the author intended.

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17 New Books To Read Before Summer Ends

If you’ve been daydreaming about a trip to the waterpark or a backyard BBQ with your largest group of friends, odds are you’re itching for something to keep you busy this summer. Take a break from reality and relax with a great new book.

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Book Review: The Takeaway Men

This is an important and fresh addition to the story of Jews in the aftermath of the Shoah….Ain builds a layered world of many different characters to create a complex, difficult, and well-researched novel around the identity of the Jewish community following the Holocaust and the problems and debates it faced.

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5 Star Book Review: The Takeaway Men

All too often, books focus on what happens to people persecuted by the Nazis during the war, but I rarely find a novel that tells the story of what happens to a family after liberation . . . I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fiction…

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A Debut Novel Is a Double Take on Holocaust Memory

Meryl Ain’s “The Takeaway Men,” set in 1950s Queens, centers on a very different pair of twins.

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15 Summer Releases for Your #TBR List

It’s finally summertime!  And even though a lot of us are stuck at home, that doesn’t mean we can’t find some time in our busy schedules to take a break. Let these anticipated summer releases drift you away to a literary vacation full of adventure, heartbreak, and romance.

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Book Review: The Takeaway Men

Meryl Ain’s The Takeaway Men (SparkPress) is an exceptional and vibrant first novel. It is the story of Aron and Edyta Lubinsky and their twin daughters Bronka and Johanna. It is a tale of painful secrets and complicated histories. It shows the shift in the United States and in the free world from the desire to find justice for the victims of the Nazi’s genocide to the paranoia surrounding the Red Scare during the Cold War. But The Takeaway Men is also a portrait of the power of love and the ability of family to embrace and heal.

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