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“Most moving is the story throughout of her loving bond with her son and how she saved him. No politics, intolerance, or self-righteousness, no talk of revenge, always the rigor and joy of music.”--Booklist (Starred Review)
“A miraculous journey of mother and son for whom music provided strength and nourishment.”--Kirkus Reviews
MELISSA MÜLLER is an author and journalist living in Munich. Her collaboration with Traudl Junge became an international bestseller. She is also the author of Anne Frank: The Biography.
REINHARD PIECHOCKI is the author of a number of works of cultural history and a close friend of Alice Herz-Sommer’s for many years.
ALICE HERZ-SOMMER, at 107 years old, is the oldest living Holocaust survivor. She lives in London.
Great story - I'm not into classical music so that part was a little tedious but, over all very enjoyable and rewarding to readPublished 1 day ago by basket brand
Excellent book for those who like history and the piano. Some of the detailed piano information may be too much for someone who doesn't play but the WW II history is interesting.Published 3 days ago by UK gal in Florida
An absolutely stunning book, one of the best I have ever read. One of the things that I liked the most was that the forward of the book is written by Alice . Read morePublished 10 days ago by dep
One of the best books I've had the pleasure of reading.Published 19 days ago by Elizabeth Trachtman
Brilliant book my husband read it on a cruise ship borrowed from their library, loved it so much he had to buy it.Published 20 days ago by mrs patricia a ford
This book is excellent... it descibes not only the life of Alice Herz-Sommer and her family, but their entiire social milieu as middle-class German Jews in Prague, and what this... Read morePublished 1 month ago by dragon711
Music is the tool used by the author to tell this story. I have read many books on WWII and the tragedies of the Jewish race, but this is a unique approach to telling the story of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Leta M. Edde