Book Launch: Afterlight • Isa Milman

October 17, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
virtual event

Join Heritage House Publishing and Munro’s Books on October 17, 2021, for the launch of Afterlight: In Search of Poetry, History, and Home by Isa Milman, with host Lynne Van Luven.

Afterlight is a haunting memoir of war, genocide, displacement, and a daughter’s search for the literary works of her mother’s murdered twin.

In 2013, still grieving the death of her mother, author Isa Milman embarked on a heart-wrenching journey to unravel a family mystery—the whereabouts of her aunt’s long-lost poems, published in Poland in the early 1930s—which evolved into a broader investigation of her family’s life before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Exploring themes of loss and displacement, regeneration and resilience, Milman will read from her memoir, discuss the book with host Lynne Van Luven, and answer audience questions.

Milman has previously published three books of poetry—each of which won a Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry. Afterlight is her debut memoir.


Signed copies of Afterlight are available for purchase from Munro’s Books. Purchase online, via phone, or in-person at the Victoria store. Make sure to indicate if you have any signing/personalization requests.


Attendees must register to receive a link to the virtual event. It will be livestreamed to YouTube and you will be sent an exclusive link to watch the event.