Picks and Pans Review: Day After Night

updated 09/14/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/14/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

by Anita Diamant |

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When World War II ended, thousands of survivors fled toward Palestine, hoping for a new life. The British military tried to stem the tide by detaining these "illegal" immigrants at Atlit, an internment camp in Israel. In this novel we come to know a handful of exhausted, fiercely courageous women who find themselves behind barbed wire just when they thought they could put tragedy behind them. It's a moving book about people with nothing left but their brilliant humanity.

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