Good-Bye Marianne

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Good-Bye Marianne

By Irene N. Watts; Kathryn E. Shoemaker (Illustrator)

Tundra Books (NY), Paperback, 9780887768309, 124pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2008

"A heartbreaking story of loss and love."
As autumn turns toward winter in 1938 Berlin, life for Marianne Kohn, a young Jewish girl, begins to crumble. First there was the burning of the neighbourhood shops. Then her father, a mild-mannered bookseller, must leave the family and go into hiding. No longer allowed to go to school or even sit in a cafe, Marianne's only comfort is her beloved mother. Things are bad, but could they get even worse? Based on true events, this fictional account of hatred and racism speaks volumes about both history and human nature.

About the Author
As a theatre director and consultant, Irene N. Watts has worked with teachers and children at the Neptune Theatre in Halifax, the Citadel in Edmonton, and the Stratford Festival. The author of eleven plays for young people, she has taught drama and creative writing in all parts of Canada. A freelance director and theatre instructor, she is currently involved with "Arts Umbrella School for the Performing Arts" in Vancouver.

Praise For Good-Bye Marianne

“Watts’s book . . . succeeds because it leaves readers wanting urgently to know what happened next.” — Quill and Quire

“. . . an extremely poignant and moving account . . .”
Winnipeg Free Press