To The Edge of Sorrow

The book deals with a rag-tag group of Israelis fighting in WW2. It wasn’t until Grandma Tsirl shows up that I found the book compelling. This prophet/visionary is delightful. I loved her line “Why does God show me visions that I don’t know to convey to others?” Another spiritual character is Salo, “the angel of Raphael, the healer, lives within him”. The sequence where Rabbi’s were interrogated and accused of corrupting students was shocking. But as the book progresses it becomes repetitive and the narrator never gets fully fleshed out so that you care about him.

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