BIG UPDATE: "An Epiphany in Lilacs" and the story that inspired it got cover story coverage in the 2/23/17 issue of the Jewish Standard! Written by editor-in-chief Joanne Palmer, the story is a wonderful read about my father's story and how it inspired me to write it as a fictionalized narrative. Entitled "Her Father's Voice," please check it out at this link

UPDATE: I've booked several speaking engagements/author talks! Check out the new book events page for the current list.  I'm available for bookings/speaking engagements about my book, exploring the aftermath of the Holocaust, coupled with its message of hope and healing amid the traumatizing aftereffects. Please email me at 

UPDATE: (2/18/17): The reviews are trickling in and they're raves! Says one blogger/reviewer: "'An Epiphany in Lilacs' is an amazing read and I easily gave it a five-star rating while others call it "a beautiful, powerful story" and another described it as  a "lovely and inspiring read about survival after the war." To read these latter two reviews in full, click onto the Book 2 page on the site.

(1/12/17): Check out this well-written article on my book and my father who inspired it in Daily Voice dated 1/9/17, "Fair Lawn Author's Novel Focuses on Father's Liberation From Nazi Germany."  

BREAKING NEWS: My book, "An Epiphany in Lilacs: In the Aftermath of the Camps" has just been published by Mazo Publishers. The book is a coming of age story set in a displaced person's camp in Germany after WWII. The protagonist is a Jewish 14-year-old Holocaust survivor. The story is loosely based on my father's experiences. The book is available in both paperback and kindle. It is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Want to learn more about it? Click here

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BREAKING UPDATES (5/21/17): My book has received a five-star review from Reader's Favorite! Described as a "moving book," the review also says it's "rich with piercing historical references...This is a story to read and share, a powerful story about freedom and the perils of war. Well-crafted with compelling characters and interesting themes." To read the review in its entirety, click here. It's also posted on this site in Book 2. Also, the book is now listed on the Jewish Book Council site (and I'm listed as a JBC author). Check it out. And finally, "An Epiphany in Lilacs" is now available for purchase via Indie Bound, a network of independent bookstores, which include nearly every indie close to you. Even my beloved Drama Book Shop is selling it! Here's the link. 

BREAKING UPDATE: (6/22/18). "An Epiphany in Lilacs" has now been added to the library at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C!  

UPDATE: (10/1/17). "An Epiphany in Lilacs" has now been added to the library at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem. This is a great honor and I'm deeply humbled by it. Also, please check out my latest speaking engagements on Book Tour as they've been updated. Thank you! 

UPDATES (9/4/17): Midwest Book Review has given the book a wonderful review! Click here to read the entire review (right below Reader's Favorite review).

                                ​IRIS DORBIAN