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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,897 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anita Diamant Narrator: Dagmara Dominczyk Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In her most moving and powerful novel ever, Anita Diamant portrays richly imagined female characters in a haunting fictionalization of the post-Holocaust experience.


Atlit is a holding camp for “illegal” immigrants in Israel in 1945. There, about 270 men and women await their future and try to recover from their past. Diamant, with infinite compassion and understanding, tells the stories of the women gathered in this place.


Shayndel is a Polish Zionist who fought the Germans with a band of partisans. Leonie is a Parisian beauty. Tedi is Dutch, a strapping blond who wants only to forget. Zorah survived Auschwitz. Haunted by unspeakable memories and too many losses to bear, these young women, along with a stunning cast of supporting characters who work in or pass through Atlit, begin to find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves and discovering a way to live again.


Day After Night is a devastatingly beautiful novel, a story only Anita Diamant could tell, and it will make every listener weep. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Diamant traces the odysseys of her fully imagined characters so sensitively that these resolutions are convincing and well earned.” 

    Washington Post

  • “Diamant opens a window into a time of sadness, confusion and optimism that has resonance for so much that’s both triumphant and troubling in modern Jewish history.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fluid storytelling and well-drawn characters make this a sure bet for a wide range of readers.” 


  • “Diamant…tenderly portrays four women in transition, from the killing fields of Europe to the promised land of Eretz Yisrael.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Selected for the September 2009 Indie Next List
  • A 2009 Washington Post Best Book

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeanne | 2/20/2014

    " I had never heard of Atlit detention center before I started this book. Actually I was a little confused as to why the British held the people in the center instead of finding them places to settle down. I don't want to say too much about the book for those of you that have not finished reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Trudy Brown | 2/20/2014

    " Nowhere near as good as the fabulous The Red Tent, but still a pretty engrossing story of a group of women, of unimaginable loss, and of rebuilding. I wish Diamant had given us a fuller account of each woman's story, though, as the snapshot approach definitely left me wanting more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maureen Prindiville | 2/15/2014

    " Interesting book but doesn't hold a candle to The Red Tent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tami | 2/13/2014

    " A great historical fiction. I really liked how the author interweaved the histories of the four main characters with the present dialogue. A touching story of survival and friendship. I also enjoyed learning about an event in history that I didn't know took place. "

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