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Anita Abriel


Anita Abriel was born in Sydney, Australia. She received a BA in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing from Bard College, and attended UC Berkeley’s Masters in Creative Writing program. She lives in California with her family and is the author of The Light After the War which was inspired by her mother’s story of survival during WWII.

Genres: Historical

Anita Abriel recommends
Atomic Love (2020)
Jennie Fields
"A beautifully rendered love story entwined in a page-turning espionage thriller. Fields packs the pages of this wonderful novel with fascinating facts about the Cold War and characters that are complex and compelling. A must read!"
Meeting in Positano (2021)
Goliarda Sapienza
"An illuminating story of female friendship, Meeting in Positano has it all: colorful characters, a thought-provoking narrative, and the spectacular setting of the Amalfi Coast. Sapienza’s delightful novel is a small gem and not to be missed!"
When the Summer Was Ours (2021)
Roxanne Veletzos
"Like the gypsy music that is at the center of this wonderful novel, WHEN THE SUMMER WAS OURS is a lyrical and deeply moving story of star-crossed love during World War II, Hungary. Eva is a complex heroine and her ultimate fate is bittersweet and rewarding at the same time. Book clubs will love this intimate tale of courage and sacrifice."
All the Lights Above Us (2022)
M B Henry
"Henry's story of five uniquely different and courageous women grappling with their own turmoils while all of Europe crumbles around them is not to be missed. Written in confident and evocative prose, Henry has crafted a remarkable novel that belongs in the canons of thought provoking World War II literature."

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