A Tale of Two Citizens A Novel By Elyce Wakerman
A lie is the only thing that can get twenty-year-old Harry Himelbaum past the cold scrutiny of Ellis Island’s immigration official, Will Brown. A lie that locks them in a deadly battle.

It is 1929. At home, economic depression and dust storms ravage America, and abroad, the goose step of Nazism is intensifying. Widespread fear of “the other” has reached a fever pitch. Against this tumultuous backdrop, two families share the spotlight in this sweeping saga: the Himelbaums of Poland, and the Browns of Iowa.

All Harry Himelbaum wants is to live somewhere happy, and to send for the wife and child he must deny having. But Will Brown stands in the way. Will is a young, zealously patriotic Iowa lawyer, who has dedicated himself to staunchly upholding the nation’s laws and keeping his America pure. Little does he expect that his childhood sweetheart and new wife, Barbara, would form a romantic attachment for Harry, the man he’s sworn to keep out.

Based on the true story of the author’s father, this heart-wrenching clash of love and loyalties is a picture of an America torn between being a symbol of hope for immigrants and a proud nation fighting to re-create itself.

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TitleA Tale of Two Citizens
SubtitleA Novel
AuthorBy Elyce Wakerman
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintYucca Publishing
Published17 February 2015
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.

About the author

Elyce Wakerman is the author of Father Loss: Daughters Discuss the Man That Got Away, which captured the immediate and long-range effects of a father’s absence. She resides in Sherman Oaks, California.

"A timely reminder of America’s strong roots as a nation of immigrants. . . . All of the characters, from Harry’s wife and sister-in-law back in Poland to Will’s wife, Barbara, are complex and authentic. . . . This well-researched, absorbing and stellar novel is one I’d recommend without hesitation." —Historical Novel Society
ISBNs: 9781631580147 978-1-63158-014-7 Title: a tale of two citizens category:FIC ISBNs: 9781631580352 978-1-63158-035-2 Title: a tale of two citizens category:FIC 
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