The style is straightforward and racy, the plot a complex one that forces the reader to consider what various moral dilemmas might look like to people in fear for their lives.
This is a novel of convincing historical imagining. Enjoyment or entertainment are not words that fit stories about the Holocaust. A better, fairer word is interest and this book does not lack it.
This book was wonderful.
'A powerful debut that plays with both fiction and memoir.' [AUDIENCE: 27,698 ASR: AUD 4,754]
Beautifully written, enthralling tale.
This is a compelling historical drama that presents a moving tale of struggle, regret and forbidden love in the most devastating of circumstances. Held does an excellent job portraying the grim events that befall the town of Czernowitz and also sets the story around a complex protagonist in Tholdi. No hero, he is a young man forced to make difficult decisions to survive. An impressive and emotional debut novel, it comes highly recommended.
Night Lessons in Little Jerusalem is beautifully written and meticulously researched. I highly recommend it to readers who enjoy historical fiction
This is a compelling historical drama that presents a moving tale of struggle
'A moving debut.' [AUDIENCE: 211,855 ASR: AUD 31,335]