Jewish Book: Saving Myself, a Los Angeles Childhood
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A Jewel of a Book
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 12:20

By D. Colby Gardner

This memoir is short and sweet, and I wanted to slow down and savor the poetry in the prose. The author catches the voice of the child so clearly, I felt nostalgic for my own childhood even as I got so much fresh insight into what it was like to be a Jewish child in the 40s. The book captures the joys and the pain of every life in a way that's a delight to read. This little girl touched me with her sensitivity, her gentle sense of humor, and her innocence in facing discrimination and loss. I rooted for her all the way to the book's moving, triumphant ending. I loved this jewel of a book!