Barbara Stark Nemon Author Event

Barbara Stark-Nemon Author Event

We are pleased to welcome Barbara Stark-Nemon to the store for a signing on Wednesday, August 19th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Barbara will sign copies of her novel Even in Darkness. This is a free in-store signing and no reservations are needed. For more information, please contact us at 231.347.1180 or send us an email.


Spanning a century and three continents, Even in Darkness tells the story of Klare Kohler, whose early years as a dutiful daughter of a prosperous German-Jewish family hardly anticipate the often-harrowing life she faces as an adult a saga of family, a lover, two world wars, a concentration camp and the unconventional life she builds in post-war Germany. As the world changes around her, Klare makes boundary-crossing choices in order to protect the people she loves and to save herself. Based on a true story, Even in Darkness highlights the intimate experience of Klare's reinvention as she faces the destruction of life as she knew it, and traces her path beyond survival to wisdom, meaning, and most unexpectedly love.


Every story needs a narrator, and Barbara Stark-Nemon stepped up early in life. She learned a fascination with the magic of language from her storytelling grandfather. An undergraduate degree in English literature and art history and a master s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Michigan led Stark-Nemon to a career in schools, universities, and hospitals. As a teacher and speech-language therapist, Barbara specialized in child language disorder and deafness; everywhere, there were stories, and the need to be heard and seen that we all share. Today Stark-Nemon writes novels and family histories while gardening, cycling, and creating fiber art in Ann Arbor and Northport, Michigan.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
307 E. Lake Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
Even in Darkness By Barbara Stark-Nemon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631529566
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: She Writes Press - April 7th, 2015

From privileged young German-Jewish woman to concentration camp refugee, German Jew Kl re Kohler navigates the horrors of war and-through unlikely sources--somehow findsing the strength, and hope, and love she needs to survive.