Books by Dorothea Shefer-Vanson

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Born in London, England, during WWII to parents who were refugees from Nazi Germany, Dorothea Shefer-Vanson was educated in England, graduating with a B.A. in Sociology and Economics from the London School of Economics. She emigrated to Israel in 1964, is married to Yigal Shefer (Ph.D., Physics), and completed her M.A. in Communications at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The couple has three children and seven grandchildren (to date). For many years Dorothea Shefer-Vanson worked as an editor and translator, both free-lance and as an employee of the Bank of Israel, translating from Hebrew, French and German into English, as well as serving as a free-lance writer for various journals in England and the US.

Dorothea's first novel, 'The Balancing Game; A Child Between Two
Worlds, A Society Approaching War,' was published in 2013. 'Time Out
of Joint; The Fate of a Family,' her second novel, was published in
2014. 'Levi Koenig, A Contemporary King Lear,' is her third novel, and
is due to appear in mid-2015.

Visit Dorothea's blog: http://fromdorothea.wordpress.com

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Time Out of Joint: The Fate of a Family: Historical Novel (Based On A True Story)
by Dorothea Shefer-Vanson
What was it like to live through the most tumultuous period in recent European history? History comes alive! What was it like to live through the most tumultuous period in recent European history? This book shows how an ordinary German family, the van Dornbachs, goes from prosperity to poverty as Hitler and the Nazi party come to...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; World Literature
LEVI KOENIG: A Contemporary King Lear (Family Drama)
by Dorothea Shefer-Vanson
A Universal Dilemma The Eskimos leave their old people out on the ice to die when they are no longer able to contribute to society. What is the best course to take when dealing with an elderly parent in modern Western society? The dilemma confronting the three grown-up daughters of Levi Koenig is not an unusual one. Should he be...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
THE BALANCING GAME A Child Between Two Worlds, A Society Approaching War a novel by: Dorothea Shefer-Vanson
by Dorothea Shefer-Vanson
A child growing up in post-war London, the eldest of three girls, Naomi is the daughter of Jewish refugees from Hitler’s Germany. Each chapter describes facets of her life—the games she and her sisters play, her friendship with Jeannie, the non-Jewish girl next door, the family’s relations with the world around them, and the fine...
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Categories: History
Chasing Dreams and Flies: A Tragicomedy of Life in France
by Dorothea Shefer-Vanson
In the early 2000s Sophie and John Williams travel to France from Britain in order to find a house for their impending retirement. After many disappointments, their French estate agent, Jean-Christophe, eventually shows them a converted barn that seems to meet all their requirements, and they decide to buy it. They are surprised to find...
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Categories: All Humor
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