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Book release for "Love at the End of the World" by Tonia Rotkopf Blair

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Henry Miller Memorial Library

48603 Highway One

Big Sur, CA 93920

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Join us on August 1st as we discuss a book that explores how to maintain truth and beauty despite ugliness and lies.

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Written by Tonia Rotkopf Blair, whose son, Doniphan Blair, is our good friend and editor of cineSOURCE magazine, “Love at the End of the World: Stories of War, Romance and Redemption" has 37 stories, each one a startling collision of memory, romanticism and terror.

Tonia is now 95 and many of her stories look back over 75 years. Nevertheless, “Love at the End of the World" is a book for our times. Free admission.

About "Love at the End of the World"

After thirty-five years of quiet acceptance, Tonia Rotkopf Blair returned to Poland and confronted the Holocaust.

Growing into an outspoken survivor, she began to write precise, poignant stories. Some concerned her childhood or traveling halfway around the world, or New York City, where she raised a family and attended the renown Columbia University. But all grappled with memories, dreams, and the Holocaust, many taking us into its depths, notably the three weeks she endured in Auschwitz.

What makes Rotkopf Blair's perspective unique is that, while working as a nurse in the Lodz ghetto or enduring the concentration camps, she remained very much a romantic young woman. As history's most murderous war raged around her, she practiced love and kindness, and was sustained by encounters with decent people-including some Germans.

So fresh are her views on these fraught subjects, "Love at the End of the World" includes an essay by her son, which teases those issues out by examining Darwin's theory of evolution, revising it from "survival of the fittest" to "survival of the 'lovingest.'"

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The Henry Miller Memorial Library is a public benefit, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization championing the literary, artistic and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, and Big Sur resident Henry Miller. The Library tries to do as little as possible since we are in Big Sur a place very well suited for doing nothing. It turns out to be difficult however because Henry Miller is egging us on to promote the things he believes make life worth living like good conversation, freedom of thought, good food, sex and art in all its forms; old, new, weird and varied! Welcome!

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