Returning is a haunting and compelling exploration of the choices we make in a choiceless time, the terrifying strength and burden of the will to survive, and the power of the human spirit to transcend even its own destruction. This book will leave you changed forever.
Kasva Press speaks with Yael Shahar, author of Returning about writing as a means of self-transformation. Speaking of how her main character, a former Sonderkommando sought atonement for his deeds during the Shoah, she says, “Ovadya’s search for justice and atonement was his path to healing. Telling his story was mine.”
On her author site, Daniella Levy describes some of the background she used in writing By Light of Hidden Candles; and I think this goes some way towards understanding how the book came out as good as it did!
By Light of Hidden Candles was selected as a Pitch Perfect Finalist by Underground Book Reviews, meaning they found its pitch and overall presentation superior to other books in its genre and market and nominated it as one of five contestants in the Pitch Perfect Pick contest.
Daniella Levy’s soon-to-be-officially-published (and already available at The Large Online Bookseller That Shall Not Be Named) By Light of Hidden Candles continues to receive some very nice reviews. The latest is by Barb Taub (a member of the excellent Rosie Amber review team), posted at https://barbtaub.com/…/in-1492-conversos-sailed-the-ocean-…/ .