The Paris Photo

By :  Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On Mar 14, 2019 | Author Conversations: Between the Lines

Dr. Jane S. Gabin’s historical novel looks at the complicated life and aftermath of the occupation of Paris during WWII and spotlights Jewish experiences during the Nazi occupation of the city. Her debut novel intertwines the two timelines of postwar Paris and the current day as a young woman seeks answers when she finds an old picture of her father, a U.S. Army private, with two women and a small boy in Paris after the war. Wishing to learn more about her father, she travels to Paris to try to find this young boy. Combining history, romance, and mystery, The Paris Photo reveals how wartime trauma can persist into the present.

About the Author

Dr. Jane S. Gabin holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has continued her career as an educational counselor and lecturer. Most recently, she has taught at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University. The Paris Photo is her first novel.