Saturday, April 11, 2009

Who By Fire

Who by Fire: A Novel (P.S.) Who by Fire: A Novel by Diana Spechler


My review
rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book was slightly overwhelming in the beginning, learning to understand the Hebrew/Yiddish terms. For being a short book, the characters were well developed. Very enjoyable.

Pub. Date: September 2008

Synopsis: Bits and Ash were children when the kidnapping of their younger sister, Alena—an incident for which Ash blames himself—caused an irreparable family rift. Thirteen years later, Ash is living as an Orthodox Jew in Israel, cutting himself off from his mother, Ellie, and his wild-child sister, Bits. But soon he may have to face them again; Alena's remains have finally been uncovered. Now Bits is traveling across the world in a bold and desperate attempt to bring her brother home and salvage what's left of their family.

Sharp and captivating, Who by Fire deftly explores what happens when people try to rescue one another.

Recommended Reading:
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

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