Jillian Cantor, author of The Life of Glass, presents her first adult novel, Margot.
Anne Frank has long been a symbol of bravery and hope, but there were two sisters hidden in the annex—one became a cultural icon and the other was nearly forgotten. In Margot
, it's the spring of 1959 and The Diary of Anne Frank
has just come to the silver screen. A young, unassuming woman named Margie Franklin quietly works as a secretary at a Jewish law firm in Philadelphia. But she has a secret: a life she once lived, a religion she has denied, and a family and a country she left behind. Margie is really Margot Frank, older sister of Anne Frank, and did not die in Bergen-Belsen as reported, but who instead escaped the Nazis for America. But now, as her sister becomes a global icon, Margie's carefully constructed American life begins to fall apart. A new relationship threatens to overtake the young love that sustained her during the war, and her past and present begin to collide. Margie is forced to come to terms with the people she loved and with a life swept up into the course of history. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JILLIAN CANTOR is the author of two young adult novels, The September Sisters
and The Life of Glass
. She has an MFA from the University of Arizona and was a recipient of the national Jacob K. Javits Fellowship.