Since 1995 The Vancouver Book and Magazine Fair Society has produced The Word On The Street Vancouver, the primary literary festival for Western Canadian book lovers and literacy enthusiasts. In 2013 the festival is rebranding as WORD Vancouver.
12:30 pm on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Canada Writes Tent
Readings by fresh new faces and well-known voices. Touched by Fire, Irene N. Watt’s exquisite new novel, explores one family’s journey as they flee from the pogroms of Russia in 1905, where the Cossacks burn villages to the ground, to Berlin, Germany, where Jews have a hard time living and working in peace, to the streets of the Lower East Side in New York.
Touched by Fire
Written by Irene N.Watts
Hardcover | 208 Pages
Ages 10 and up
“I am always intrigued by this historic event, and the lives of immigrants during this time period. One book I’ve owned for over 30 years is Meredith Tax’s 1982 Rivington Street. Never been able to get rid of it. I really liked the span of the story, taking our characters from the pogroms in Russia to the eve of WWII. Nicely written, with good characters.” – Ms. Yingling Reads