Rebecca Frankel

Cindy Seip

Rebecca Frankel is the author of the New York Times bestselling book War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love. She is former executive editor at Foreign Policy magazine, and her work has appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and National Geographic. Into the Forest: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love (St. Martin’s Press), is set in the summer of 1942, when Miriam and Morris Rabinowitz narrowly escaped the Nazi ghetto in their Polish town by fleeing to the forbidding Bialowieza Forest. From there their tale of survival in the woods through brutal winters, Typhus outbreaks, and merciless Nazi raids is told, ending in an unexpected love story in Brooklyn, New York. During the first ghetto massacre, Miriam rescued a young boy named Philip by pretending he was her son. Nearly a decade later, a chance encounter at a wedding in Brooklyn would lead Philip to find the woman who saved him – and to discover her daughter, Ruth, was the love of his life. Kirkus called it a “gripping story of one family’s courage and resourcefulness under life-threatening conditions.”