Reviews: THE SHAWL by Cynthia Ozick

A couple of participants in the WWII challenge reviewed The Shawl by Cynthia Orzick.  Here are excerpts from their reviews; click the links to read their complete posts.

Lorri from Jew Wishes says:

The book is haunting on many levels, disturbing, and filled with intensity. She demonstrates the loss of a child in a dramatic and masterful manner. The novella and short story are not pretty, nothing is sugar-coated, and the book is extremely compelling.  Ozick is often poetic, even within the brutality and harshness she depicts.

Lezlie from Books ‘N Border Collies says:

While the premise sounds and is somber, the beauty of Cynthia Ozick’s writing and the surrender to hope with which the novella ends make it all up to the reader.

**Attention participants:  Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**

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