"This tragic and beautiful epic has changed my life and my appreciation for the Jewish people. It is a fictional documentation of the establishment of Israel, but there is so much more to its history and Uris delivers it flawlessly."
"A sweeping epic uncovering the history of Israel through the archaeological excevation of an ancient town. In true Michener fashion, it goes as far back as the dawn of man and religion through centuries of conflict to the present day."
"The Sarajevo Haggadah is a rare and ancient Jewish illuminated manuscript that has miraculously survived the ages and traveled throughout Europe during centuries of rampant anti-Semitism. Brooks turns a few minute factual details into a rich, carefully woven plot outlining her own history of the book."
"The Books of Rachel is a saga spanning 500 years of Jewish heritage throughout Europe, tracing the lives of members of a wealthy Jewish family that has been in the diamond industry for centuries. The Books of Rachel portray a great sense of what it was like to be Jewish (and a woman) throughout different periods of history and different parts of Europe."