Benghazi-Bergen-Belsen (בנגאזי–ברגן־בלזן ) Yossi Sucary tells of the plight of North African and Libyan Jews during World War II
The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave has a lot going for it, however, I felt that the plot never got going and the ending was anticlimactic.
While I certainly enjoyed reading much of it, I thought that after 1,200+ pages, that the ending was rushed, with three minor characters closing it.
I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would. However, I could not shake the feeling that the author was writing for the screen, and not for a book
The Book Spy by Alan Hlad is interesting, the characters realistic, and even though a lot is happening, I never thought it was confusing.
The glue that holds the book together, Willi Geismeier is an intriguing, nuanced character, acting as only I could wish I would under similar circumstances.
The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz by Ellie Midwood is an engrossing book, shining a light on brave heroes we should never forget
The Books of Jacob is a superb masterpiece. In my humble, layperson’s opinion, the book is in the same class as Tolstoy’s War and Peace.
The Ghetto Within by Santiago H. Amigorena also deals with issues of identity, as many immigrants do. Are they Argentina? Polish? Polish-Argentinian? Jewish?
The strength of this book is the fantastic research that went into the story, Jewish culture, as well as life in Salerno, the medicine Rebecca used for healing