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‘An Eye For An Eye’ Wins the 2005 BookAdz Award


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (November 21st, 2005) ~ Toronto author Alvin Abram has won the 2005 BookAdz Award for Best Book with ‘An Eye For An Eye’. This historical fiction tale of love, persecution and betrayal is set in the chaos of post World War II. Abram is a storyteller, writer and graphic designer of books.

Alvin Abram’s other published works include:

• ‘The Light After the Dark’ - featuring six true stories about children who had experiences of chance and circumstance during the Holocaust. $20,000 of the royalties for this book has been donated to Jewish charities.
• ‘Why, Zaida?’ - a full color, illustrated, hard cover fictional story of a nine-year-old boy who asks his grandfather why the old man has no father or mother. The grandfather uses a squirrel, a dog, a robin, a stick and a stream, grass and weeds as metaphors to answer the boy’s question.
• ‘The Light After the Dark II’ - a soft cover book of an additional six true stories about children who had experiences of chance and circumstance during the Holocaust.
• ‘The Unlikely Victims’ - a book about a Jewish Toronto homicide detective, Gabe Garshowitz. Nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award by Crime Writers of Canada as one of the five Best First Novels for 2002 and has been optioned for television.
• ‘Stories I Wrote’ - a book of 18 stories from the 30 stories that have appeared in such publications as ‘Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul’, ‘Women’s World Magazine’ (New York), and more.

The BookAdz Award is awarded to the author of a Best Book written by a Canadian or American author and published by independent, university, small press and self-publishers or print-on-demand (POD). 2005 is the first year that the award has been presented. Winners receive a lifetime membership to and unlimited BookAdz pages to advertise their books, plus a $200.00 cash award and a press release.

Three judges selected ‘An Eye For An Eye’ because of its “professional presentation and compelling plot”. All three judges were impressed by the cover design. Cheryl Kaye Tardif, author and CEO of BookAdz, states, “Covers can make or break a novel’s success. It’s a reader’s first impression, after all.”

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