Although it's not strictly autobiographical, this audiobook draws on the author's parents' experiences of living in a beautiful village in Eastern Europe, seeing family members murdered, hiding in a forest from Nazis, moving to Israel, and building a new life. Yaakov Fine, an Israeli shopkeeper, goes to Poland to see the village his parents escaped from and come to terms with all they left behind. Gilli Messer does a fine job with the many voices and emotions and particularly with the characters' Hebrew and Polish accents. She nails the similarities between the Polish and Yiddish accents. The story slows down in places, but the listener is still drawn in. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593669259 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593669266 $57.00
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