Books by Michele Zackheim

THE LAST TRAIN TO PARIS by Michele Zackheim
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Despite some occasionally wooden dialogue, Zackheim gives us a poignant glimpse into the tensions and anxieties of prewar Europe."
More than 50 years after the events recounted, a reporter reminisces about her life in Europe prior to the outbreak of World War II. Read full book review >
BROKEN COLORS by Michele Zackheim
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The book has a rather didactic feel to it (see Eli's advice above), and Zackheim demonstrates a wooden ear for dialogue, which can read like a disquisition on aesthetics or soap-opera banter rather than the articulation of feelings from fully fleshed personalities."
A novel about art and artists, occasionally engaging but plagued by flat prose and bewildering chronological gaps. Read full book review >
EINSTEIN'S DAUGHTER by Michele Zackheim
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"In this misguided account of the child's story, Zackheim, playing sleuth, dwells on the details but leaves a void at the heart of the drama."
A disappointing account of the illegitimate child conceived by Albert Einstein and his first wife, Mileva Mari—, a daughter who disappeared from all records until the publication of her parents' early love letters in 1986. Read full book review >
VIOLETTE'S EMBRACE by Michele Zackheim
Released: Aug. 27, 1996

"A real disappointment."
A muted and uninvolving first novel that juxtaposes the life and career of a neglected French writer, Violette Leduc (190772), with the purportedly parallel story of the woman who attempts to write her biography. Read full book review >