I have read four books within the past several days. I normally read two or three books at one time, going back and forth between each book.
The Memory Monster, by Yishai Sarid, Yardenne Greenspan (Translator), is one that is quite intense, and, in my opinion, dark, melancholic, and an unusual introspection of the Holocaust, illuminated through the eyes of the narrator, a ‘tourist guide’, of Holocaust camps, woods, etc.
The Yellow Bird Sings, by Jennifer Rosner, is a novel that is full of heartbreaking situations, love and war, loss and redemption, during the Holocaust.
It depicts the strong bond between mother and daughter, and how they manage to survive in a world of horror. Their determination to forge through the appalling situations, and their separation, is excellently woven within the tapestry of their experiences.
Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered, by Ruth Kluger, is a compelling read that relates her experiences during the Holocaust.
I am also reading, and will be rereading, The Book of Psalms, by King David
Copyright Lorri M.