A Hug from Afar : One Family's Dramatic Journey Through Three Continents to Escape the Holocaust by Cynthia Flash

A compelling story of perserverance, determination, love and grit is brought to life in A Hug from Afar. A Hug from Afar, a narrative nonfiction memoir edited and compiled by journalist Cynthia Flash is based on the letters written by her mother Clara Barki from 1930 to 1946.


Cynthia Flash Hemphill is a journalist and publicist. She owns Flash Media Services, a media relations firm based in Bellevue, Wash. During her long media career, Flash worked for United Press International, The Scottsdale Progress, Hayward Daily Review, and Tacoma News Tribune. Her articles have appeared in People Magazine, The Seattle Times, the Puget Sound Business Journal, and dozens of other magazines, newspapers and online media sources. As a first-generation American, she became interested in this important immigration story after being surrounded by the Sephardic Jewish culture of her mother's large family. She is proud to be able to preserve and pass on this story for others to enjoy.


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