‘Rachel and Aleks’ featured at 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair

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Sylvia Smoller’s 2007 historical novel to hit Frankfurt Book Fair October 2014

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Mixing fiction and history, the 2007 novel by author Sylvia Smoller, “Rachel and Aleks: A Historical Novel of Life, Love, and WWII” (published by iUniverse) takes a human approach to the topics of war, romantic relationships and history.

“Rachel and Aleks” was awarded the iUniverse Editor’s Choice and Publisher’s Choice awards in 2007 for its excellence in editorial integrity and outstanding design, and will be featured at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair in October.
Before Hitler’s rise to power, Rachel Jonish, a beautiful and spirited young woman living in a small village in Poland, marries Aleks Mischler, a political journalist who becomes a government official.

The couple lives a contented life in Warsaw, despite the tumultuous political landscape of the 1940s. When Aleks is targeted by the growing anti-Semitic government, the couple’s lives change forever.

“The love story is universal,” Smoller says. “The choices Rachel must make still plague women. The refugee experience applies to many groups in today’s world.”

Readers can expect thrilling accounts of Rachel and Aleks’ escape and new life in America where they attempt to establish businesses and new lives after fleeing Nazi invasions on a route through Russia and Japan.

Rachel and Aleks
By Sylvia Smoller
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 222 pages | ISBN 9780595417278
E-Book | 222 pages | ISBN 9781462095766
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sylvia Smoller is a professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York and has published more than 200 scientific articles as well as a book on medical research methods. She lives in New York.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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