Tell Me a Story, Tell Me the Truth Paperback – Oct 1 2008
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Krossing creates credible characters whose narrative chronicles their lives in well-paced colourful prose. (CM Magazine 20040408)
Roitman’s most captivating chapters deal with Leah’s parents, the legacy of their Holocaust experiences, and how they impact the life of their Canadian daughter. (Jewish Book World 20090601)
About the Author
Gina Roitman, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, was born in Passau, Germany in 1948 and lived in the Pocking-Waldstadt Displaced Persons Camp before emigrating to Canada as a child. An award-winning writer and poet, she is currently completing a film entitled My Mother, the Nazi Midwife, and Me – a documentary about her discovery that the horrific stories she thought were told to terrify her as a child were actually true. She lives in Montreal.
Top Customer Reviews
Riotman skillfully interweaves these pulls, resulting in the reader witnessing the growth of a beautiful young child into an independent young woman detemined to fashion her unique identity and safeguard it against those who would try to shape her into someone she is not.
These stories are set in locales, with which the author is obviously familiar, from around the world - Europe, Canada, Israel. The reader actually lives the experiences of the protagonist with her! And the book holds us to the end, as we wait to see if she can survive both the benign and harmful attempts to control her life.