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headshotsmall-2Meet Preeva Tramiel

Preeva Adler Tramiel is a very lucky second-generation Holocaust survivor who writes, gardens, and volunteers in Northern California. She is ex-officio president of the independent Congregation Etz Chayim. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Observer; Judaism: A Quarterly Journal of Jewish Thought; and the Bay Daily News, where she wrote a column for three years. Online, she is a “Jewess with Attitude” on the Jewish Women’s Archive blog and on her websites, Preeva.net and Onecakebaker.com. An alumna of Barnard College, she appeared as a contestant on the TV game show Win Ben Stein’s Money (on which she won a consolation prize) in 2000. Her book, under the name Shadow Sister, was a finalist in the 2014 memoir contest held by She Writes Press.

The author reaches into history, the electronic memory of the planet, and a box that used to hold Bacardi rum to cheat death and recreate the facts of her father’s life in Transcarpathian Ruthenia, Prague, and Israel. Overcoming a fear of leaving her cozy home and routine, she discovers that love can be rediscovered long after the object of love is gone.