Day After Night, by Anita Diamant
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|Sat, 03-06-2010 - 2:57pm|
This book was fantastic. I hadn't read anything by Anita Diamant since The Red Tent, and that was about 10 years ago. I enjoyed that one, and I enjoyed this one as well. The action takes place in a short amount of time, probably no more than a few days, but in someways you can feel how time dragged for the people stuck at Atlit camp. After everything they suffered during WWII, they find themselves trapped in another camp. Although it's not as sinister as the camps in Europe, everyone feels the anxiety. This is especially true because they are only a few feet away from what will become the new state of Israel--so close, but not enough.
It's very quick to read, but that doesn't mean it's simple. It's a straightforward story, but full of tragedy and hope.