ALAN AND NAOMI
About the Book
It's 1944 in New York City. Alan Silverman doesn't want to give up his stickball game for anyone-especially not for crazy-acting Naomi Kirshenbaum. But when he hears about her horrifying experience during the war in France, Alan changes his mind. Slowly, he struggles to befriend her, and one day-miraculously-she begins to trust him. Alan finds she is not only intelligent, but also fun to be with. But the scars of war are still very much with Naomi.
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About the Author
Myron Levoy?s work frequently depicts outsiders?often with humor?searching for identity and connections, with growing insight into their own true selves. Alan and Naomi typifies this. The book, which was made into a movie, has been translated into ten languages and has received the national awards of Holland, Austria and Germany, among other honors.