Reading and Author Talk, Dean Cycon, Finding Home (Hungary, 1945)

Thursday, September 7 @ 6:30

Dean will read from his new book, Finding Home, and will talk about his research and motivation for writing the book.

Finding Home (Hungary, 1945) by Dean Cycon is a poignant tale about a group of Holocaust survivors returning to their hometown of Laszlo, Hungary. The narrative follows the traumatized group as they struggle to reintegrate into society, with a particular focus on young pianist Eva. Battling with her trauma and memories, Eva endeavors to reclaim her former life before the Nazi occupation. However, many of their homes have been sold or repurposed, creating further hurdles in their attempts to rebuild their lives.

Dean Cycon is an author, lawyer, human rights advocate, and social entrepreneur who has lived and worked in over sixty countries. A passionate explorer of culture and history, Dean seeks out unexamined corners that illuminate the human condition. He has previously published Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee, which was awarded the Gold Medal for Best Travel Essay by the Independent Publishers Association and has been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Spanish. Finding Home (Hungary, 1945) is his first novel. Dean lives in Western Massachusetts, USA.

If you know Dean as the founder of Dean’s Beans in Orange, you won’t be surprised to learn he is dedicating all royalties from the sales of his novel to supporting elderly Holocaust survivors.

The Friends of the Athol Public Library will have copies of the book available for purchase at this event. Cash or check will be accepted as payment.

Free and open to the public.

Registration required.