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 Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz by Ellie Midwood is an engrossing book, shining a light on brave heroes we should never forget
The author tackles several important topics religion, anti-Semitism, coming of age, discovery, love, as well as family, and loyalty, are some of them
While the subject is, indeed, very serious, there’s also playfulness within the narrative. I have no idea how Mr. Uris managed to do that
The story revolves around the life in the village, the relationship between the boy and his girl, the fishermen, family members and atmosphere
“Daughters of Iraq” by Revital Shiri-Horowitz is a well written account of Jewish Iraqi family who is forced to immigrate to Israel from Iraq in the 1950s.
Decades after being liberated, the world treats the survivors differently. The perspective is not only that of the survivors themselves, but also of society
Uncle Misha’s Partisans by Yuri Suhl is a fictional book following the adventures of a Ukrainian boy during World War II.
There is great insight on how Jews were persecuted and the struggles they faced. However, the author uses these adversities to highlight the Jewish spirit
The book touches on many themes, such as the role Jewish writers and artists played in American pop culture (like it or not comics are American mythology).