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"A groundbreaking story of family secrets and forbidden love told in plain, beautiful prose through the eyes of a young Jewish boy....the chapters are tense with danger and with tenderness." (Booklist)
"In Mr. Bernstein's hands, the small events of family life and the daily dramas on the street take on a shimmering, timeless quality." (The New York Times)
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By Sara on 11-29-13
A Powerful Tale
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This story of struggle and survival sticks with the reader long after the narration is finished. It gives a birds eye view of life in a different time with all the accompanying expectations and realities from the past. An excellent book. Highly recommended.
31 of 32 people found this review helpful
By Alan on 04-18-07
Brings a lost world to life
I was totally engrossed in this book, listening to it every chance I could. It brought alive for me the British world of poor, immigrant Jews from Eastern Europe much as Call It Sleep did for Jews on the Lower East Side in New York. However, it should appeal to any reader, regardless of their faith.
The reader added to the enjoyment. My only criticism, and it is minor, is that the production team could have taken some care to ensure that the reader pronounced the Yiddish and Hebrew terms with more accuracy.
22 of 23 people found this review helpful