“What he did see—and described in sharp, yet understated, detail—was the growing panic and slow loss of innocence among German Jews.”
“[a] thought-provoking quest to understand the meaning of evil, guilt, and survival.”
"chilling depictions of prewar naivete, the slowly tightening noose in the ghetto, and a murderous eruption of anti-Semitism in Ukraine”
“Khemlin has created an unforgettable character and opened a window onto a world more people should know about.”
Deviation is an amazing, courageous book by an amazing, courageous woman. It is not, however, the eye-opening book a reader might expect.
“Between the buildings Stripeys stumbled, sat, stretched out in exhaustion. Some of them were like ghost-women. Their bodies were the embers of a fire that was dying out.”
“a commendable and unique work that never flags and is a worthy addition to the Holocaust genre.”
Healing is a theme that pervades Aharon Appelfeld’s prolific fiction (Blooms of Darkness; Until the Dawn’s Light; and Suddenly, Love; all reviewed on NYJB) and challenges his Shoa
What happens to people who go through extreme trauma? What happens to their future generations as they grapple with parents and grandparents with indelible stains on their psyche?
A priceless Cezanne, the centerpiece of a special exhibition at a prestigious San Francisco art museum, is discovered to be a forgery.
Early in this novel, when Poxl West—the putative author of this supposed World War II memoir—is giving a book reading, an audience member asks, “Mr.
“the effort of reading The Wall will enlarge our understanding [of the Holocaust and its aftermath].”
“Zimler’s character development is electrifying, and his plot rolls along ever faster into the depths of fear.
“Péter Nadás may infuriate readers accustomed to a Tolstoyan resolution of a series of interrelated stories and characters and times and settings.