Norman Ravvin’s new novel, The Girl Who Stole Everything, considers the after-effects of wartime on the contemporary Polish village of Radzanow, northwest of Warsaw. Its other setting is Vancouver’s down-and-out east side, which was in the 1950s and 60’s a Jewish business district. In both places young people stumble over connections to place they did not know they had. Music is one of their avenues of discovery, and Ravvin will present his novel using music drawn from the book. The Girl Who Stole Everything was chosen by The Globe and Mail as being among the best works published by Canadian independent publishers in 2019.