Under a Red Sky: Memoir of a Childhood in Communist Romania

Haya Leah Molnar (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$26.99  $24.83
Publisher
St. Martin's Press
Publish Date
March 30, 2010
Pages
302
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.2 X 8.6 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374318406

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About the Author

Haya Leah Molnar lives in New York City. This is her first book.

Reviews

"In this rich, insightful memoir, Molnar offers a child's-eye view of life in Romania in the late 1950s. [Her family is] a lively, eccentric bunch brought vividly to life in a simple first-person, present-tense narration.... Black-and-white family photographs illustrate this poignant, memorable memoir." --Kirkus (STARRED)

"As Eva pieces together her family's history, a vivid story emerges; ranging from funny tender moments of family life to the horrific revelations of the Romanian holocaust, about which little has been written....[a] poignant, memorable offering." --Booklist

"Finely wrought moments poignantly render the political and religious complexity of Eva's childhood: her best friend, a Christian, searches Eva's head for horns; her Jewish aunt delivers a Christmas tree; she learns that two Nazis saved her family's lives years earlier. Haunting images and humorous anecdotes combine to powerful effect in this impressive debut.: " --Publishers Weekly (STARRED)

"Under a Red Sky is full of odd, vivid details from a time and place in Europe that seldom figures in books for young adults." --Wall Street Journal

"a readable, informative, and engaging book" --School Library Journal

"Molnar reminiscences about the challenges faced by her Holocaust-surviving elders under a repressive regime, and the confusion she felt upon discovering she was Jewish, at the age of 8, when her parents applied for emigration to Israel." --Tablet