Safe in America: A Novel
Three generations of the Eichenbaum family are forced to face the same crucial question: How can we keep our loved ones safe when the world at large is beyond our control? In the 1930s, Evan Eichenbaum and his wife, Vera, try to save their Jewish relatives in Europe. During World War II, they try to shield their sons Teddy and Hankus from the draft. In the present, their daughter, Joy, and her children face the peril of AIDS.
With exquisite prose, Hershman looks into the heart of a family to reveal the triumphs that exist within devastation. Ultimately, Safe in America is a story of love--of parents for children, of brothers for sisters--and of the pain, grief and grace that are part of the complex ways we are bound to one another by blood. It is truly an unforgettable story.