Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “Circumference Of Silence” by Jacquie Herz, Black Rose Writing, July 8, 2021. On Tour with Suzy Approved Book Tours
Jacquie Herz, Author of “Circumference of Silence” has written an intense, heartbreaking, emotional, and poignant novel. The Genres for this novel are Jewish Historical Fiction, and Jewish Literature and Fiction. Although this is historical fiction, it does read more like non-fiction, or biography. The author vividly depicts the times and images of Berlin, and Europe during World War Two during Nazi domination, and persecution of Jewish people. The author also describes her characters as complex and complicated. There is a lack of communication and secrets.The novel is written in the author’s present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events.
Mali in current time goes to Manhattan to clean out her deceased mother’s apartment. In a manila envelope are letters, almost like a diary going into great detail in her grandparents and mother’s live. As Mali reads through these thought-provoking letters, she realizes that her perception of many things was different. Mali starts to envision how all information will effect her relationship with her daughters and her family. Also Mali has to come to terms with the relationship that she had with her mother, and the reality.
This is a memorable book that I would highly recommend for readers that like Jewish Historical Fiction.