"There's elegance, insight, tenderness, and craft aplenty in this pensive, melancholy story, but its insistent restraint and distance bleach away intimacy; it's as if readers are viewing the characters through the wrong end of a telescope."
"A family portrait of considerable eloquence and intelligence, rendered somewhat uneven by Ruth's portion being the most compelling by far."
A tragic past and a difficult present converge quietly and compassionately in Raeff's debut, a tale of three generations of women in a family still coming to terms with the Holocaust.
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