In a series of short stories set in Poland during the 1930’s, Bukiet imagines a world that might have been his own if not for the Shoah. His topics are varied and universal: first love, growing up, and trying to get along with people who are different. This is an enjoyable set of stories which resonates all the more as we realize that most of the dynamic souls just like these perished in the Holocaust.
Marcia W. Posner, Ph.D., of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, is the library and program director. An author and playwright herself, she loves reviewing for JBW and reading all the other reviews and articles in this marvelous periodical.