Survival comes at a steep price: betraying family secrets and stirring anxieties that haven’t yet fully subsided.
Farrow’s book is as riveting as any spy thriller.
This book is a major achievement and an important addition to the literature of the Holocaust.
“Never before had she kept a secret from Yidel; never had she felt so lonely or so powerful.”
This should be required reading in journalism programs for its insights into how reportorial grit and savvy can crack walls of denial
The idea of ritual murder originated with the 12th-century treatise of an English monk, Thomas of Monmouth,
It’s hard to read the story of George Gershwin without feeling a sense of loss.
Clare Clark’s novel portrays a Berlin of deepening shadows, beset by hyperinflation and violence, darkened by the eclipse of freedom.
“Reckoning” is ambitious if not always fully convincing in linking changing attitudes toward sexual harassment to larger debates over gender and sex.
Elliott Maraniss grew up in Coney Island, a descendant of Marrano Jews from Spain who had migrated to the Odessa region, then the United States.