Reviews: BENDING TOWARD THE SUN by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie With Rita Lurie

A couple WWII reading challenge participants reviewed Bending Toward the Sun: A Mother and Daugher Memoir by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie with Rita Lurie.  Here’s a little of what they had to say; click the links to read the complete reviews.

Lorri from Jew Wishes says:

Bending Toward the Sun is much more than a Holocaust memoir, and much more than an accounting of events that took place during the Holocaust. It is a book that delves into the post-war effects on a generation of children born of Survivors. It details explicitly the ongoing emotional turmoil that the family endured, and how every action was done to ensure the safety of the family unit, not only during the adverse events of the Holocaust, but also post-Holocaust.

Anna from Diary of an Eccentric says:

Bending Toward the Sun is an emotional, well-written book about survival and family.  Leslie and Rita write in such a way that you feel like you’re sitting across from them, and they’re talking to you.  They bare their hearts and souls in the book, and you learn a lot about their lives, their careers, and their husbands and families so that by the time you finish reading, it feels like the Luries are old friends.

Check out Anna’s interview with Leslie Gilbert-Lurie on

**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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