The Old Brown Suitcase

Ronsdale Press, 2008. 2nd edition.  Updated bibliography, with historical notes, improved text.
Canadian Children’s Book Center Choice of the Year


  • Sheila A. Egoff prize 1995, in Children’s Literature
  • Rachel Bassin Prize, Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto

Short Listed for:

  • The Bilson Prize

At the bottom of the suitcase were several poems and stories I had written, and then some photos……………….I thought of the burnt pictures of my childhood and tried to rekindle them  in my  mind, like the candles that people light in memory of the departed. And I could see them before me, rising out of flames.

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