13 2013

Author Stuart Tower discusses his book Branco.

9:30AM - 12:00PM  

Temple Emanu-El 514 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
978-373-3861 nancy@templeemanu-el.org

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Sunday, October 13, 2013, Stuart Tower will discuss his latest book Branco at Temple Emanu-El in Haverhill, MA. Mr. Tower first book, The Wayfarers was highly acclaimed and a movie is in the process of being made. As described on Amazon, “Rarely will literature, history, an author and a novel find that perfect balance of authenticity and entertainment that represents an enduring classic. Stuart Tower's The Wayfarers is that perfect balance. During the opening decade of the 20-century Romania was home to economic instability. At the hands of government enforced-impoverishment, trade boycotts and social unrest arose from what we now realize were the global consequences of industrial and political revolution. Out of this period of unrest a disenfranchised and downtrodden mass organized into a group who pressed westward across a hostile Europe. Their destination was the sanctuary of America. That was their quest and this is their story. But The Wayfarers is much more than just a historical fiction. It is a well-researched look back at the 20th Century Jewish movement out of Europe. This is a slice of life so real that turning the pages is like being there.” Filmmaker Steven Spielberg has remarked on the book, "In today's fast-paced, electronic society, plain old-fashioned, captivating story-telling is rare. In The Wayfarers, Stuart Tower has done just that.” In his latest book, “Branco,” Author Tower continues the story. Witnessing the brutal massacre that takes his family, six-year old Branko Horvitch survives and goes on to a childhood fraught with abusive relatives and unspeakable Tsarist orphanages. But the story of Branko Horvitch is not one of despair and destruction; it is a celebration of unyielding determination in the face of near-overwhelming challenges. From a tragic beginning to the heights of American political power, this is a taste of a bitter-sweet, but never bland life. His is a world beset by disastrous global wars, changing societies, economic depressions and iconic figures from the pages of history. Surrounded by pathos and chaos, his pursuits in life bring with them unexpected romance and humor. Spanning the globe, it is a story grounded in the reality of extensive research and offers insights into history not usually reported. Tower is also the author of “Withered Roots: The Remnants of Eastern European Jewry,” a collection of interviews with aging Holocaust survivors in Romania, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, the former Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. Tower currently resides in Los Angeles, California and is visiting the Boston area to discuss his latest book. The program will begin at 10:00 am. As always, a breakfast will be served at 9:30 and admission and breakfast are free of charge.