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Among the Living



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Author
Rabb, Jonathan
Descriptors
Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction-American
Historical Fiction-European
Holocaust
Holocaust Survivors
Jewish Way of Life
Jews
Judaism-Customs and Practices
Male Experience
Man-Woman Relationships
Race Relations
Racism
Relationships
Southern Fiction
Location/Setting:
Savannah, Georgia
Time Period:
1940s
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Summary
In 1947, Holocaust survivor Yihtzak "Ike" Goldah arrives in Savannah where he is welcomed into the home of his American relatives, Pearl and Abe Jesler, and attempts to "return to the living" in the thriving Jewish community there. When he falls for a local widow, Ike discovers tensions between the traditional and Reform Jews in Savannah--but when a woman from Ike’s past appears, he must choose between a promise once made and the hope for happiness.
Critique
This novel is an unforgettable and deeply moving read that is so much more than a Second World War novel. Additionally, it is a contemplative read about guilt, forgiveness and moving on.
ISBN
9781590518038
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# of Pages
303
Published
2016
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Reviewer's Initials: CO


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