Between the Lines: The Boy with the Star Tattoo

Date: May 07, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sponsor: The Library

Location: Online

Category: Book Talks

The Boy with the Star Tattoo

Part of Between the Lines: Author Conversations from The Library of JTS

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
1:00–2:00 p.m. ET


From Talia Carner, acclaimed author of The Third Daughter, comes an epic historical novel of ingenuity and courage, of love and loss, spanning postwar France when Israeli agents roamed the countryside to rescue hidden Jewish orphans—to the 1969 daring escape of the Israeli boats of Cherbourg.

About the Author

Talia Carner’s heart-wrenching suspense novels (published by HarperCollins) The Third Daughter, Hotel Moscow, Jerusalem Maiden, China Doll, and Puppet Child, have been hailed for exposing society’s ills. Dozens of Carner’s award-winning essays, articles and short stories have appeared in anthologies, literary reviews and leading websites.

Talia Carner is a board member of HBI, an academic center for perspectives on Jews and gender at Brandeis University, and an honorary board member of several anti–domestic violence, child abuse–intervention, and anti–sex trafficking organizations. In November 2023, Algemeiner Media named Talia Carner as one of the Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life 2023.

Praise for The Boy with the Star Tattoo

“Talia Carner, long established as one of the strongest voices in Jewish historical fiction, returns with her finest work to date, The Boy with the Star Tattoo. Spanning World War II Europe to the struggling early state of Israel, Carner’s latest brings to light important history in a spellbinding and unforgettable human drama.”
—Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Sapphire

“Talia Carner once again shows off her skills as a master storyteller.”
—Curt Schleier, Hadassah Magazine