Claire Datnow


Claire Klein Datnow was born and raised in South Africa. Her first published worked appeared in the Johannesburg daily newspaper, promoting the cause of game preservation. She was surprised by the twenty rand (about $50.00) she received for the article, which made an entire page with a handsome picture of the rhino photographed by her husband. She taught creative writing to gifted and talented students, and now writes full time. She is the proud grandmother of six precious granddaughters. She and her husband live and pursue their avocations—nature and travel photography and videography—on a mountaintop in Birmingham, Alabama. Excerpts from her soon-to-be-published novel, The Nine Inheritors, have been published in the On Line Journal:

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The Nine Inheritors
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 184,310. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
We follow the Torah and it inheritors from its “birth” in Jerusalem in the last decade of the eighteenth century, to a humble Lithuanian shtetl and then from New York City to the xenophobic South.
The Final Diagnosis
Price: $5.58 USD. Words: 41,090. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases
The Final Diagnosis: What Autopsies Reveal About Life and Death, by Boris Datnow MD, and Claire Datnow, rewards readers with fascinating insights into this little known branch of medicine, its scientific conclusions and human repercussions. Like a good mystery, each case is salted with clues to help the reader solve the final cause of death—revealed only at the end.
Behind The Walled Garden of Apartheid
Price: $6.93 USD. Words: 73,760. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa
Set against the backdrop of the draconian apartheid regime, Behind the Walled Garden of Apartheid, Datnow’s memoir of growing up in South Africa deftly conjures up the era's blatant racism and the rich African landscape. The author vividly recreates her growing up years as white and Jewish at the height of the apartheid regime.

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