River Review by San Diego Jewish World

River Review by San Diego Jewish World

“Author Nayman has a remarkable gift for description which enables us to imagine that we are with her on her [protagonist’s] remarkable journey, seeing the sights that she sees, and learning Jewish history along the way. We also feel the confusion and guilt that [her protagonist] feels. She has learned on her travels what became of her ancestors and their families. Should she tell her great-grandmother’s brother not to stay in Lithuania because years later he and his family would be murdered by the Nazis? Could she tell her grandmother, then abhorring life in South Africa, that someday she would live in Australia, and have the wonderful daughter that would become Emily’s own mother? Would any of these disclosures change history? Would she dare?”

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