AVON — Connecticut journalist and publicist Deborah Levison, will discuss her award-winning debut book, “The Crate: A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice” (WildBlue Press, 2018) on Wednesday, April 10, at 2 p.m., at the Avon Public Library.

In this true crime narrative, Levison recounts a gruesome present-day crime that rocked her family and surfaced terrible memories of the Holocaust.

“The Crate” is the extraordinary story of a gruesome crime and the family members it left reeling. The book traces the effects of violence over generations, it questions how violence can alter the texture of relationships and awaken long-buried traumas.

“This is a story of unspeakable evil — those who survived it, and those who didn’t,” Levison said. “It spans several decades, but its themes resonate today more than ever: of racial hatred and domestic violence; of refugees and the need for sanctuary; of leaving behind loved ones and struggling to make a fresh start. “At its core, The Crate is a universal story about family, love, and loss,” she added. Born and raised in Toronto, Levison now lives in Connecticut with one husband, one dog, and three children. Visit the author’s website at https://bit.ly/2OzmmaH.

Introductory remarks will be made by Estelle Kafer, executive director of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford. The talk will be followed by a book signing by the author. Books can be purchased at the event for $20.

The event is free and open to the public; no registration is required. The program will be held in the Community Room at the Avon Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon. For more information, call 860-673-9712

Connecticut Media Group