Survive and Surpass is a sweeping, witty, very enjoyable novel, skilfully inlaid with historical data and subtle insinuations on human values and behaviour. I began reading it at take-off of a transatlantic flight to New York, and some three hundred pages later we were suddenly landing....I fell in love with the inspiring figures of Flora, Camille, and Giselle. Gila Lapid - Senior literature teacher
From the Back Cover
A shared betrayal
experience brings together Yuli, Camille and Ela, three exceptional women whose lives have been devastated by the same woman-crook. In the background is Flora, an inspiring older woman of aristocratic allure, who has survived the horrors of the Nazis and life as a refugee,to resume her rightful position in life. Together these women help each other cope with their fate, fight back, overcome, and establish their place in the world.
A dramatic encounter between four women set against the backdrop of 20th century history. Survive and Surpass is a story of endless greed and a never-satisfied hunger for power, but also of nobleness, decency and sisterhood.