Tuesday, March 28
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Location: North Branch

Meet local author Deborah Levison, author of a memoir THE CRATE: A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice and, just recently, a novel, A NEST OF SNAKES about sexual abuse in a private school.

Levison is a writer of non-fiction and fiction who lives with her family in the Greater Bridgeport area.

THE CRATE tells the very personal story of Levison’s parents who escaped the trauma of the Holocaust only to find a deep dark secret in their new home.

A NEST OF SNAKES is a novel about the trauma faced by  prep school students at the hands of predatory adults in their school. This book is both gripping and timely as more and more stories of abuse by those entrusted with the care of students.

North Branch Library Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Cosponsored by the Bridgeport Public Library and The Bridgeport Community Historical Society.    Copies of Levison’s books will be available for purchase.


A young couple who survived Europe’s ghettos, death marches, and concentration camps thought they had put the past behind them when they fled the painful memories of their homeland and resettled in Canada. Little did they know that fresh trauma lurked beneath the floorboards of their picturesque cabin: a crate with disturbing contents, waiting to be discovered. The couple’s daughter, award-winning journalist Deborah Vadas Levison, takes readers through the saga of her parents’ ordeals during the Holocaust and the stunning true crime story that emerged years later.


A Nest of SnakesPart thriller, part courtroom drama, this timely novel is based on real-life events in which adult men came forward to accuse private schools of abuse.

“Levison delivers a harrowing story of one man’s fight for justice as he confronts the demons from his past. Haunting, suspenseful, and beautifully written, A NEST OF SNAKES is a disturbing look into abuses of power by those we trust the most.”—Author Anne K. Howard