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A sweeping historical novel in the grand tradition of Russian literature that imagines what happens to the characters of Fiddler on the Roof after the curtain falls.

The world knows well the tale of Tevye, the beloved Jewish dairyman from the shtetl Anatevka of Tsarist Russia. In stories originally written by Sholem Aleichem and then made world-famous in the celebrated musical Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye, his wife Golde, and their five daughters dealt with the outside influences that were encroaching upon their humble lives. But what happened to those remarkable characters after the curtain fell?

In After Anatevka, Alexandra Silber picks up where Fiddler left off. Second-eldest daughter Hodel takes center stage as she attempts to join her Socialist-leaning fiancé Perchik to the outer reaches of a Siberian work camp. But before Hodel and Perchik can finally be together, they both face extraordinary hurdles and adversaries -- both personal and political -- attempting to keep them apart at all costs.

A love story set against a backdrop of some of the greatest violence in European history, After Anatevaka is a stunning conclusion to a tale that has gripped audiences around the globe for decades.



About the Author

Alexandra Silber

Born in Los Angeles, California, Grammy-nominated artist Alexandra Silber grew up outside Detroit, Michigan.

She attended Interlochen Center for the Arts and continued her training at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, graduating with a degree in Acting. She graduated just days before her professional and West End debut as Laura Fairlie in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White at the age of 21.

Alexandra is a 2014 Grammy nominee for her portrayal of Maria in historic, first-ever concert presentation, accompanied by the first-ever full symphonic recording of West Side Story, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas with the San Francisco Symphony.

Broadway and New York acting credits include:
Sophie in Master Class (with Tyne Daly) , Sara Jane in the premiere of Arlington (Outer Critics Circle nomination) , and The Young Wife in Hello Again (Drama League Award nomination) .

London and West End acting credits include
Lilli Vanessi/Kate in Kiss Me, Kate for the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall,
Julie Jordan in Carousel at The Savoy Theatre in London's West End. (Great Britain's TMA Award for Best Performance in a Musical) , Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, and The Woman in White (Laura Fairlie) .

Concerts include:
Amalia Balash in She Loves Me (The Orchestra of St. Luke's at Caramoor) , Song Of Norway (Collegiate Chorale and American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall) , 2015 BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall with The John Wilson Orchestra, David Del Tredici's World Premiere of "Dum Dee Tweedle" (Detroit Symphony Orchestra) , and "I Am Harvey Milk" (Disney Hall, Los Angeles) .

Film and Television:
The 57th Grammy Awards, Kiss Me, Kate; The Mysteries of Laura, 1408, and has also appeared as a Guest Star on all three branches of the Law & Order series (SVU, Criminal Intent and the original) .

Training:
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow
Interlochen Center for the Arts

Alexandra recently completed a run on Broadway as Tzeitel in the revival of Fiddler of the Roof directed by Barlett Sher, starring 6-time Tony Nominee Danny Burstein as Tevye, followed immediately by creating the role of Countess Andreyni in Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express at the McCarter Theater Center.

Alexandra is also an avid blogger, writer, and teacher, and when she is not working, enjoys quoting the film "What About Bob? ," and 'fan-girling' over Angela Lansbury -- but not necessarily in that order. She also has a fondness for crime drama, watermelon, and red shoes. She lives in New York with her famous cat, Tatiana.

After Anatevka is her first book.



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