Holocaust

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Deviation is an amazing, courageous book by an amazing, courageous woman. It is not, however, the eye-opening book a reader might expect.

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“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.”

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“a commendable and unique work that never flags and is a worthy addition to the Holocaust genre.”

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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

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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?

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A priceless Cezanne, the centerpiece of a special exhibition at a prestigious San Francisco art museum, is discovered to be a forgery.

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“powerful.”

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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.

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“the effort of reading The Wall will enlarge our understanding [of the Holocaust and its aftermath].”

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“Zimler’s character development is electrifying, and his plot rolls along ever faster into the depths of fear.

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“Péter Nadás may infuriate readers accustomed to a Tolstoyan resolution of a series of interrelated stories and characters and times and settings.