Fic­tion

The Girl Who Count­ed Numbers

  • From the Publisher
January 4, 2022

Susan Reich is a 17-year-old Amer­i­can who goes to Israel seek­ing to solve a fam­i­ly mys­tery. Susan’s quest takes her to unex­pect­ed places where she con­fronts lay­ers of his­to­ry that she nev­er knew. While try­ing to find her miss­ing uncle, with the Adolf Eich­mann tri­al in the back­ground, she explores awak­en­ing emo­tions in her­self and gets involved in the polit­i­cal strug­gles of the moment.

The sev­en months that Roslyn Bern­stein spent in Jerusalem in 1961, when she lis­tened to the sto­ries of immi­grants and sur­vivors and day­dreamed about their mean­ings, was a source of inspi­ra­tion for The Girl Who Count­ed Num­bers. She has been atten­tive to his­tor­i­cal accu­ra­cies of time and place but the sto­ry of Susan Reich, her fam­i­ly, and friends is fictional.

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