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Of Bitter Herbs and Sweet Confections
free for Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Susan Shalev | 2 comments Hi. My name is Susan Shalev. My book Of Bitter Herbs and Sweet Confectionsis a fictionalized memoir inspired by the real life experiences of my late mother-in-law. The story presents the journey of Tanya, a Jewish teenager, as it unfolds over a ten-year period from 1939 to 1949. Forced to flee their Polish hometown in order to escape the Nazis, Tanya and her family wander from place to place, trying to keep one step ahead of the German army, until they fall into the hands of the Russians and are exiled to Siberia. Having survived hard labor in the frozen north, Tanya's father relocates the family to central Asia where they live out the final years of the war.
This story opens a unique window onto a lesser known facet of this horrific chapter in history.
Kirkus Reviews: "An illuminating contribution to Holocaust literature and a riveting family drama"

Roberta Kagan (Goodreads Author):
A wonderful book This is a well written story told in the voice of a young girl on the brink of adulthood during the Nazi occupation. But it is so much more. It’s also wrenching tale of what the Jewish people were subjected to during the reign of the Nazis. The characters are very real and memorable. I highly recommend this book.


To mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz my ebook is free to download until January 30. It is also on Kindle Unlimited.

Susan Shalev | 2 comments Huge heartfelt thank you to all who took advantage of my free promotion of my book Of Bitter Herbs and Sweet Confections. I hope you will read and enjoy it. I would be eternally grateful for reviews.

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