This amazing memoir of a Jewish girl's survival in Poland and Germany from 1939-45 is perfectly narrated by Kristen Atherton. Mala Szorer lost her family, but through a series of miracles she was able to survive in the forest around her village. A stray cat named Malach (Hebrew for "angel") becomes her companion and on many occasions saves Mala from harm. Mala is Torah-observant and throughout the memoir gives glory to "HaShem" ("The Name"--God) for her survival. After the war ends, she survives in several refugee camps, meets relatives in England, and, finally, is married in 1949. Atherton's pacing, inflection, expression, energy, and pronunciation (including German and Yiddish) are all perfect. It's hard to stop listening to this once one begins. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2022]
Trade Ed. Dreamscape 2022
DD ISBN 9781666531138 $34.99
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