SPOTLIGHT: When We Return by Eliana Tobias Plus Giveaway!

About The Book

Publication Date: May 17, 2022

Who should be held responsible for public wrong? By 2008, it finally seems that the Peruvian government is ready to make amends to its citizens after the violent guerilla movement of the last three decades.

Otilia and Salvador, a mother and son torn apart during the conflict and separated for twenty years, are eager to have their pain and suffering acknowledged. But they hit a roadblock when the government denies responsibility in their legal case.

Things begin to look up however when Otilia meets Jerry, a kind man and the son of Jewish parents who escaped the Holocaust. Grappling with his own upbringing and the psychological struggled his parents endured, Jerry is just the person to empathize with Otilia’s feelings. Together, Otilia, Jerry and Salvador must support one another through the turbulent journey that is healing from historical trauma. And through it, find the courage to rebuild their lives and open themselves to love and companionship.

Artfully weaving together different timelines and countries, this novel examines the nuanced topic of grief a community endures after a collective tragedy. In this exploration of the culture of remembrance following displacement and loss, we discover what happens when out past calls us back to what we must do to achieve justice and reconciliation when we return.





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About The AuthorEliana Tobias was born in Santiago, Chile, to immigrant parents who escaped the Holocaust. She graduated from the University of Chile then completed other degrees in early childhood and special education in the United States and
Canada. After working in this field in various capacities, including teaching at the National University of Trujillo in Peru, she moved to Vancouver, where she has lived for thirty years and where she discovered her love of writing. Her rich
experience of political turmoil, of listening to stories of the Holocaust when Jewish communities in Europe were shattered, of losing family in Chile under military dictatorship, and living in Peru during a time of intense civil conflict, fueled her passion to write about the ways in which people caught in devastation
rebuild their lives. Eliana Tobias lives in Vancouver, B.C.


Blog Tour Schedule

May 23: Edgar’s Books
May 24: Literary Gold
May 25: Sandra’s Book Club
May 26: Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile
May 27: Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read
May 30: Locks, Hooks and Books
May 31: Independent Authors
June 1: Long and Short Reviews
June 2: Andi’s Book Reviews
June 3: Fabulous and Brunette
June 6: fundinmental
June 6: Wendi Zwaduk – Romance to Make Your Heart Race
June 7: Westveil Publishing
June 8: All the Ups and Downs
June 8: Bibliomanaic Aza
June 9: Beyond Romance
June 10: Novels Alive
June 13: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
June 14: Iron Canuck Reviews & More
June 15: Our Town Book Reviews
June 16: Just Bookish Things
June 16: Splashes of Joy

Dayna Linton
Dayna Linton
Dayna is the owner of not only Novels Alive but of Day Agency, a full-service self-publishing agency for independent authors. She has been assisting independent authors to achieve their dreams of becoming published authors for over 15 years. From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors to the first-time author to every author in between. Dayna is a self-professed bibliophile. While dancing has always been her first love, reading came as a very, very close second, with gardening coming in as a close third. Dayna is also the divorced mom of four adult children and a very proud grandma. She is also a web designer, social media specialist, book blogger, and reviewer. She's a long-time Disney lover and a Utah Jazz, Utah Utes, and Dallas Cowboys fan. See Dayna's reviews here: Dayna's Reviews



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