Ann Kirschner Credit David H. SnyderNew York, NY – (April 21, 2014).  Macaulay Honors College Dean Ann Kirschner’s latest book, LADY AT THE O.K. CORRAL: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp, was featured in “Paperback Row,” a Sunday New York Times Book Review section citing the latest must-reads.   In The NY Times’ most recent “Answers to Questions About New York” Dean Kirschner touches on the New York Jewish roots of her main character, Josephine Marcus Earp.  Published by Harper, the New York Times said Dean Kirschner, in writing about Earp, “cleverly identified a parallel story buried under the debris of history.”

In addition, Dean Kirschner’s  “Letters to Sala,” a moving exhibition and theater production based on her book “Sala’s Gift” about her mother’s incredible and inspiring Holocaust journey, was recently featured in a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Jewish Times, Neighborhood Newspapers and the Dunwoodie Crier.

In writing “Sala’s Gift” Dean Kirschner said: “For nearly fifty years, my mother kept a secret.  After surviving 5 years of Nazi slave labor camps, Sala Garncarz Kirschner came to America as a war bride and raised our family without ever speaking of her wartime experiences.  I grew up in a happy and safe home, and became a scholar, writer, and a mother myself, but always wondered about the black hole in my mother’s past. It was not until my mother was scheduled for heart surgery in 1991 that she showed me a priceless collection of more than 350 letters and a diary from her years in the camps, documents that she had kept carefully hidden in a cardboard box. In that moment, my mother changed my life.”

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