A Holocaust-Related Memoir, with a Hollywood Twist Author: Vincent Brook Price: $15.95 ISBN 13: 9789657023761 Catalog Number: 7023-76 Year Published: 2021
Description: Rudy Brook had just passed the German Bar exam and married his childhood sweetheart. Hitlerís coming to power put an end to Rudyís law career, and his wife, Eva, dashed his Zionist dream, insisting they emigrate to America instead of Palestine. Their arrival in 1938 on Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Glass) spared them that calamity and the even graver one to follow. But thatís only half the story. Evaís connections to the upscale refugee colony in Los Angeles led Rudy to become a gardener to stars such as Judy Garland, and Eva to become a masseuse to other celebrities, actor Alexander Granach among them. A big name in pre-Nazi Germany and featured in Ninotchka with Greta Garbo, his affair with Eva would wreak havoc on the budding Brook family and leave Eva with a life-altering decision about herself and the authorís older brother. Harrowing yet uplifting, All About Eva combines elements of the memoir and the historical novel to tell a compelling tale of three remarkable individuals and the tumultuous times in which they lived.