The Spiral Shell: A French Village Reveals Its Secrets of Jewish Resistance in World War 2


Product Details

$24.95  $23.20
Schaffner Press
Publish Date
5.7 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.85 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Sandell Morse is a non-fiction writer whose works have appeared in several major literary magazines, including Ascent, Ploughshares, and Solstice. She has received a Notable Mention in the Best American Essays 2013, and a nomination for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She lives in Maine.


"The Spiral Shell is an evocative, probing, heartfelt memoir, as rich in character and detail as the best fiction. There are all kinds of reckonings here: personal, historical, spiritual. There is a vivid present as well as a vividly imagined past, a voice that is at turns charming, grieving, outraged and wry. Sandell Morse illuminates with wisdom and grace Eli Wiesel's timeless injunction that, 'For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.'" -- Alice McDermott, Author, A Bigamist's Daughter, Charming Billy
"Stories of political resistance from previous eras have become especially urgent to me to read now. So it was a pleasure to read my friend Sandell Morse's debut memoir, out today. It's a sort of that family detective story so many of know, in one way--of someone trying to find out more about a family's heritage--and then stumbling into another story, found across the world, in France, while on a writing retreat, that provides much more than just answers. Elegant, erudite, passionate, I congratulate her on seeing this book through to print." --Alexander Chee, Author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel