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In First Person weaves a fascinating, and at times heartrending story, with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader's attention from the beginning. Each Holocaust survivor has a unique and individual story. However, these survivors’ stories didn’t end in 1945. They continue through to the present day. Their testimonies provide us with an understanding of how the events of the Holocaust have shaped their lives and are an ongoing testimony to the strength of the human spirit.
Author Lucy Paz's actual story of survival offers an interesting all encompassing human dramatization that stretches out from the dim days of the Second World War to the autonomous State of Israel. A holding and inspiringly idealistic account based on her own personal experiences, you’ll appreciate each page of this captivating voyage of hope and inspiration. This really is a remarkable story.
The book description says it all; 'Since her baby was born Alice was in a permanent state of euphoria. She could spend hours cuddling her, feeding, doing everything possible just to touch her. But then black clouds gathered on the horizon as war loomed ahead. People began to hoard food, military-aged men disappeared from the streets, and long lines formed at stores. It was Alice’s first war in Israel, and the situation was grave.
Alice was beside herself; the ground felt unsteady under her feet. Was it possible that what had happened then is going to happen again? Alice was born when World War II was raging. Her father joined the army and never returned. When the Nazis started transporting Jews to ghettos and death camps, her mother wanted to save her. So she gave her away.
Alice never knew her parents. They are faceless to her; she can’t see or imagine them. Was this war now happening so that Alice would finally be able to feel like her mother when she gave her child away?'
Now, if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, I don’t know what will. But if you want to find out what happens you’ll just have to turn the pages for yourself to find out. But I will say it was well worth the read. It's my first time reading this author and I must say I was very impressed.
This captivating and commendable work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. There are plenty of attention-grabbing moments in this page turner that will take the reader on a mesmerizing journey!
It’s one of those books that come along once in awhile that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader (albeit at times heartrending). I will say, however, that people who have an interest in Jewish history, and the Holocaust in particular, will find this a fascinating read.
If this book is anything to go by, I’ll certainly be looking forward to reading more from Lucy Paz in the future. I would definitely recommend this book. I would even go so far as to say that this biography would benefit from a sympathetic Hollywood treatment. Five stars from me.
I always admired women who decided to have children in less difficult life conditions, like poverty, or lack of family support. But war... And this book follows two stories: one of a child without mother and father left alone in fury of war and another, that same child's story when she is old enough to be a mother in another war. Like war can't leave her alone and give her peace she deserves.
Reading Alice's stories one can only wish not to be in her situation. And if does, to be brave like she is.
Taking place in Israel, In First Person revolves around the character of Alice. Her husband is a soldier and is called into duty when a wart starts. Left at home with her newborn baby, Alice tries her best to move forward, yet can't help worrying about her husband.
When the war hits too close to home, memories of Alice's past come to light. She has to deal with the painful memories of her parents giving her away during the invasions of World War II.
This was an emotionally captivating and dramatic book. The author does a good job of depicting the details of the war, while also capturing the traumatic emotions Alice was going through. The story kept you engaged with every page as you went along with Alice through her journey. It's a must read story for anyone.
The plot and theme of the book is extremely powerful. The description and style of narration is also praiseworthy. Depicting the horrible situations of war conditions so vividly that you can clearly imagine the scenes in your mind. The traumas and horrors of war are portrayed so well that you feel they are happening to you. The characters are also portrayed extremely well and feel real.
Overall, In First Person by Lucy Paz is an emotional tale set in the time of war. Highly recommended for those who love reading emotional and realistic books.
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‘In First Person’, a novel by Lucy Paz, is published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.Read more
Very worthwhile read!
The protagonist Alice is endearing at first and then we see her strength of characters.Read more