"This book is heartbreaking yet inspiring, a story told by three generations – the grandmother, who is a child survivor, the mother, a successful American professional, and the daughter, full of talent, promise and hope. At its core, this book is a study of how the Holocaust experience wraps itself around each woman – creating extreme fear of separation, setting off depression, filling mind and memory with haunting evil and indefinable ghosts. Yet it also tells us of hard won wisdom for living distilled from pain and loss, of life force driven by the will to overcome suffering, of Jewishness lost and Jewishness reborn, of unquenchable love – all passed on and shared between the generations through the filter of the Holocaust.
Gripping, exhausting, exciting, devastating – this book is at times hard to read but always impossible to put down."
-- Rabbi Irving Greenberg
Founding President, Jewish Life Network; former Chairman of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum