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Dramatic,
Insightful,
Epic

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Anya: A Novel
by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

Published: 2004-02-17
Paperback : 489 pages
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Anya is a myth, an epic...[by] a writer of remarkable power.—Washington Post

Anya Savikin lived among well-to-do Russian Jews in Poland, in a world more like Tolstoy's than our own, until the first bombing of Warsaw and the chaos that ensued. Her story incarnates the strength and love ...
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Anya is a myth, an epic...[by] a writer of remarkable power.—Washington Post

Anya Savikin lived among well-to-do Russian Jews in Poland, in a world more like Tolstoy's than our own, until the first bombing of Warsaw and the chaos that ensued. Her story incarnates the strength and love of eastern European Jewry, before and after their decimation. Reading group guide included.

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  "Richly detailed novel - a very satisfying read"by CleoM (see profile) 08/29/14

Read this the first time in university and it was the first novel I’d read about the holocaust and was completely overtaken by the story and the character of Anya. Just reread it 40 years later and... (read more)

 
  "Great read!"by HM384 (see profile) 12/16/10

This book started out slow and sometimes I felt that the details about the house and their lives were too much. It was a little difficult to get through the first few chapters. But the details had a... (read more)

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