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The Tree of Life, Book One: On the Brink of the Precipice, 1939 (Library Of World Fiction) Paperback – October 27, 2004
Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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"With your work you give artistic meaning to an epoch of Jewish experience that is so unbelievably brutal that it is not possible for those who were never there to grasp the full breadth of its horrors. Your manner of conveying the ghetto life is, however, of such scope and literary power that the reader feels himself to be living with you."—Decision of the Jury for the J. J. Segal Prize for Yiddish and Hebrew Literature for the Year 1972
"Descending into the abyss of the ghetto, the author has descended into the depth of awareness of the full range of human nature."--B. Shlevin, Undzer Shtimme, Paris
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Winner of the 1972 J. J. Segal Prize and the 1979 Manger Prize for Yiddish Literature
1985 cloth English-language edition, Globe Press, Australia
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However, it was difficult to read - not because her style was difficult, but because she made everything so real and we know what is over that precipice. The characters become so real and we know...
I have just started book 2 of this trilogy because I feel like I must read it, and I feel like I know all the characters - but her writing touches you so deeply, that I feel the fear that I am supposed to fear. And then I remember that she lived through this.
She is amazing.