"By the time I was five years old, I had spent half my life hidden away in a barn loft." So begins a Jewish girl's account of her childhood amid the ruins of World War II. The time is 1944, the setting a Polish town which has just been liberated from the Germans by the Red Army. While adults mourn what is lost forever, the narrator explores a world forbidden to her for so long, discovering the pleasures of the senses and the company of other children. An autobiographical novel by a writer from Montreal.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JanaRose1 - LibraryThing
At the age of 5, Ann had spent most of her time living in a barn loft as her family hid from the Nazi's. The book begins as they are liberated and try and find their way back into the real world ... Read full review
DOBRYDUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
First published in 1973 by a small Canadian press, this autobiographical debut novel, from the Montreal-based Charney, renders the extraordinary events of a childhood in post-WW II Poland in a ... Read full review