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Congratulations Barbara Bracht Donsky!

"Veronica's Grave" is a 2016 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Non-Fiction - Memoir category!

New York, New York: Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce that "Veronica's Grave" by Barbara Bracht Donsky is a Silver Medal Winner in the Non-Fiction - Memoir category in our 2016 International Book Award Contest. The 2016 Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries.

Readers' Favorite has earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and has received the “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors.

"Veronica’s Grave" is the story of a young girl whose mother disappears. No one tells her that her mother has died, not even her father. Left a confused child whose father is intent upon erasing any memory of the mother, Barbara is forced to keep the secret of their mother's existence from her younger brother, Eddie. As she comes of age she struggles to keep from being crushed under the weight of family secrets, while trying to educate herself, despite her father's stance against women's education.

A former reading specialist with a private practice in Oyster Bay, New York, Barbara taught at CW Post College, Long Island University and served for many years in various positions as a trustee, president and capital campaign coordinator of the Boys and Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich. For work done on behalf of the Boy & Girls Club, she was honored by the club as 'Woman of the Year' and by the Town of Oyster Bay for her 'public-spirited contributions advancing the general welfare of the community.' She lives with her husband in Manhattan, blogs at and can be reached at

"A triumphant story of a woman coming to terms with the loss of her mother and an inspiring, though haunting, testament to the endurance of the human spirit." 

                                                                -- KIRKUS

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