Galerie by Steven Greenberg is a novel about a woman looking for her roots and a family secret from World War II.
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- 246 pages
- Publisher: Evolved Publishing
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 162253221X
Galerie by Steven Greenberg is a very well written and researched book. Sometimes the narrative was a bit heavy, but I enjoyed it nonetheless and appreciated the author’s stylistic choices. Mr. Greenberg also knows how to tell a story, from a prose perspective as well as slowing down and simply telling a good, thought provoking, story.
The book moves between timelines and continents. Israel in the 1970s and 1990s (“present day”), and as wartime Europe, the US and other locations. The story and characters grow and become more intricate as the story unfolds, building up to a satisfying end.
The novel explores the Holocaust from an original point of view and does not shy from addressing issues which are easy to gloss over (treatment of Holocaust survivors after the war in Israel, for example). This is an intriguing book which will certainly holds the reader’s interest.
Vanesa Neuman, an Israeli historian and daughter of a Holocaust survivor gets her hands on her father’s journal after his death. In the journal she finds stories of long lost people and strange symbols.
Vanesa starts digging about the meaning of the symbols, using the jounal, Yad Vashem and the Jewish Museum of Prague as her starting points. Along the way Vanesa overcomes many obstacles, physical and emotional to discover a deep buried family secret.
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