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During the war, her only goal was to survive...now, how can she live? 

The year 1955, New York City, the city of progress. But in the Perlman residence, the past is as close as the present. Rachel Perlman, a child of Berlin and an artist bearing her mother's legacy, arrives in New York as part of the wave of Jewish Displaced persons who managed to survive the brutalities of the war. But despite her efforts, Rachel is unable to live the "normal" life of an American housewife, not until she can shake the ghosts of her past and the tremendous guilt that weighs down on her: the "crime" of survival.

©2022 David R. Gillham (P)2022 Recorded Books

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Ambivalent novel

struggled to finish it. history much more complicated. husband was naive. Dichotomy too extreme. Holocaust existed and trauma legacy very real. Today, antisemitism is extremely high. Trauma and legacy

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The narrator was distracting to the story.

I normally enjoy when the narrator changes voices with the characters but this was so annoying. I had to keep going because I had committed to finishing it for a book club. I love the character of Aaron but could not stand the way the narrator read him.