When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains

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Price
$28.00  $25.76
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.1 X 1.2 X 9.1 inches | 1.23 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781982106379

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About the Author

Ariana Neumann was born and grew up in Venezuela. She previously worked as a foreign correspondent for Venezuela's The Daily Journal and her writing has also appeared in The European. She currently lives in London with her family. When Time Stopped is her first book.

Reviews

"When Time Stopped is beautiful, deeply moving, and extraordinary in its reach and its depth. I felt such kinship with the way in which Ariana Neumann moved through the world in her journey. It is absolutely remarkable."
--Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes
"Profound, gripping, and gut-wrenching...This heartbreaking and unforgettable memoir belongs in every library for the important history Neumann unearths. Like Anne Frank's diary, it offers a story that needs to be told and heard."
--Booklist (Starred Review)
"Utterly riveting: Ms. Neumann's memoir reads like a detective novel, as she unravels her late father's complex, agonizing yet inspiring trajectory. Conjuring the lives of her relatives murdered in the Holocaust, she brings their lost world to vivid life."
--Claire Messud, author of The Emperor's Children and The Woman Upstairs
"Neumann debuts with a deeply moving account of her father's life during the Holocaust... This gripping, expertly researched narrative will inspire those looking to uncover their own family histories."
--Publishers Weekly
"Ariana Neumann's beautiful, meticulously researched memoir is an extraordinarily moving story of a family's lost history, a father's well-kept secret, and a daughter who pieces it all together with courage, tenacity, and most of all, love."
--Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance, Devotion, and Still Writing
"[An] astonishing story of survival...Neumann's eloquent, skillfully researched book will appeal to many, especially those interested in family histories and the lives of Holocaust survivors."
--Library Journal
"I've read countless memoirs. I've read hundreds of books about the Holocaust and mysteries and detective stories and rigorously researched tomes of history and psychological studies of the effects of trauma. But never in my reading life have I ever come across anything akin to this magical, brilliant, and gripping work of art."
--Deborah Copaken, author of The Red Book
"Through her painstaking work Neumann takes lifeless fragments ensuring her family's obscurity, and magically brings them back to life in this carefully woven beautifully written tapestry. This is a work of resistance against oblivion, a reminder against forgetting, an investigation driven by true love."
--Stephen D. Smith, PhD, Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation
"An astonishing family memoir that will imprint itself on your psyche as only the best books can, forever changing the way you look at your own family. With a mastery of the dogged art of research rarely seen, and with an exquisite narrative sensibility to match, Ariana Neumann has breached the hidden surface of her family's tumultuous past and brought not only their tragedies and sorrows, but also their joys and loves, to indelible light."
--John Burnham Schwartz, author of The Red Daughter, The Commoner and Reservation Road
"A love letter to a father who, out of sheer will and determination, did not allow the Nazis to destroy him--and who rose to become one of Venezuela's most successful industrialists. Part literary memoir, part mystery tale, Ariana Neumann's tribute to her father is a classic story of redemption and love."
--Janine di Giovanni, author of The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria
"This deeply personal narrative tells the story of Ariana Neumann's family, many of whom were killed by Nazis, and grapples with Neumann's attempt to uncover secrets left behind by her Holocaust-survivor father after his death."
--Vogue
"Reads like a thriller and it is so, so timely. The work and emotion put into [the] book is unbelievable."
--Buzzfeed
New York Times Bestseller


"The story Neumann uncovers is worthy of fiction with hairpin plot twists, daredevil acts of love and unexpected moments of humor in dark times. Given the slew of colorful characters and dramatic details, she could have turned her painstaking research into a historical novel. Instead she has written a superb family memoir that unfolds its poignant power on multiple levels. Yes, her account of one Jewish-Czech family's race to outwit the Nazis makes for thrilling reading. But just as important is her lucid investigation of the nature of memory, identity and remembrance."
--The New York Times Book Review
"When Time Stopped is a beautifully told story of personal discovery, of almost unimaginable human bravery and sacrifice, and a harrowing portrait of living, dying, and surviving under the yoke of Nazism."
--John le CarrΓ©, author of Agent Running in the Field