Friday, July 30, 2010

The Love of a Good Holocaust Story

Waiting on a warm summer evening at Chapters for my "chauffeur" to pick me up,  I had a few minutes of sweet sweet time to check out the recommended books section. Although I don't like to thing myself common or average in anyway, I have to say that I find taste in line with the "Heather's Picks" quite frequently. In fact, I could really imagine myself in her shoes - CEO of a bookstore, reading great bloody books all day, making a start-up author's career with one purple sticker. I could deal.

Trusting her good judgment again, I picked up Sarah's Key tying two story lines together: one of a journalist in current day and one of a little Jewish girl in 1942, both in Paris. Of course, both story lines converge. A semi-predictable easy read, I did read this in one day (one work day) - you'll find you can't put it down.

1 comment:

  1. Jacob's Courage (2007, Mazo Publishers, ISBN 978-9657344248) is a tender coming of age love story of two young adults living in Salzburg at the time when the Nazi war machine enters Austria. This compelling historical novel presents scenes and situations of Jews in ghettos and concentration camps, with particular attention to Theresienstadt and Auschwitz. It explores the dazzling beauty of young love, powerful faith and enduring bravery in a lurid world where the innocent are murdered. From desperation and despair to unforgettable moments of passion and beauty, Jacob’s Courage examines a constellation of emotions during a time of incomprehensible brutality.


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