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Chance Meeting

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"Hannah Gould takes us inside the mind and heart of an extraordinary heroine. Hannah's harrowing story, grippingly told, is moving and powerful. Her transformation from sheltered young teen to fearless partisan fighter and leader is astonishing and inspiring. Hannah's a powerhouse and so is this book."

"Hannah Gould – a powerful story of the coming of age and survival of a teenage Jewish girl, as she is orphaned and caught up in the upheaval of WWII Nazi-occupied Poland.  Instinct, lessons learned and recalled from a loved father and a loving family, and an incorrigible will to press on against a hostile environment, see her through this turbulent epoch.  Her journey, in the face of unendurable losses, obstacles, and bodily injury, can only serve as inspiration especially to modern youth, whether in challenged or privileged circumstances."

Rabbi David M. Ackerman, Congregation Beth Am Israel, formerly Rabbi for National Outreach, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Dr. Paula Bursztyn Goldberg, author of CRC Handbook of Pharmacology of Aging, and Polish Holocaust survivor



Thomas (Tim) F. Linehan, Jr., began writing short stories in the 1980’s. After a career in engineering, IT and Project Management he redirected his attention to writing. Tim is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. His YA historical novel Drums of Courage, about a Civil War Union drummer boy, was published in 2005 and republished in 2011 for paperback and Kindle. He is a past president of the Bucks County (PA) Civil War Round Table and has been affiliated with the Central Delaware Civil War Round Table.

After conducting several years of research at the Holocaust Archives in Gratz College (Philadelphia) and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, Tim’s latest novel, Hannah Gould, is now available. This is a young adult historical novel about the WWII Jewish partisans in Poland. As an Osher Life Long Learning Instructor  (sponsored by the University of Delaware), he teaches courses on the Civil War and World War II partisan resistance fighters of Poland and Russia.

Tim’s poetry has been published by The Broadkill Review. In 2015, he received a “Judges Award” for his short story, Chance Meeting, published in the anthology Beach Days by Cat and Mouse Press. He is a member of the Coastal Writers located at the Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE, and a Contributing Fiction Editor for The Broadkill Review (The Broadkill Press).


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Tim enjoys giving presentations to local chapter organizations, libraries, community centers, local book clubs, synagogues, and schools.


During the COVID-19 Pandemic, presentations will be done via electronic platforms such as zoom.   

Personalized, signed copies available via curbside pickup,  local deliveries, and shipping carriers.

Interviews with the Author

DelmarvaLife (WBOC-TV) - May 23 2019

Television interview on DelmarvaLife (~7min)

Salt Water Media's "So, What's Your Story?"​ - November 25 2018 

Podcast (~30min) discussing the author's perspective on researching, writing, and publishing historical novels

Delmarva Today's Writer's Edition - August 31 2018; Episode #61

Radio Interview (~60min) with Hal Wilson discussing Hannah Gould 

Delmarva Today's Writer's Edition - June 24 2016; Episode #37

Radio Interview (~60min) with Hal Wilson and Nancy Sakaduski discussing  Chance Meeting 


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