Posted By trish on October 18, 2015
• Paperback: 400 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (October 20, 2015)
Profound, honest, and masterfully written—Between Gods forces us to reexamine our beliefs and the extent to which they define us.
Growing up in a tight-knit Christian family, Alison Pick went to church regularly. But as a teenager, she discovered a remarkable family secret: her paternal grandparents fled from the Czech Republic at the start of WWII because they were Jewish. Tragically, other family members who hesitated to emigrate were sent to Auschwitz.
Haunted by the Holocaust, Alison’s grandparents established themselves in their new lives as Christians. Not even Alison’s father knew of his parents’ past until he visited the Jewish cemetery in Prague as an adult. This atmosphere of shame and secrecy haunted Alison’s journey into adulthood.
Drowning in a sense of emptiness, she eventually came to realize that her true path forward lay in reclaiming her history and identity as a Jew, and she began attending conversion classes. But the process was far from easy as old wounds were opened, and all of her relationships were tested.
About Alison Pick
Alison Pick was the Bronwen Wallace Award winner for the most promising writer under thirty-five in Canada. Her first novel is The Sweet Edge, and her second novel, the bestseller Far to Go, was nominated for the Man Booker Prize, won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction, and was named a “Top 10 of 2010” book by the Toronto Star. Between Gods, named a “Best Book” by both the Globe and Mail and CBC, has been nominated for the prestigious BC National Award for Nonfiction.
Alison’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, October 20th: Back Porchervations
Wednesday, October 21st: From L.A. to LA
Thursday, October 22nd: Buried in Print
Friday, October 23rd: Not in Jersey
Monday, October 26th: BooknAround
Tuesday, October 27th: Life By Kristen
Wednesday, October 28th: Worth Getting in Bed For
Thursday, October 29th: The many thoughts of a reader
Tuesday, November 3rd: 5 Minutes For Books
Tuesday, November 3rd: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Wednesday, November 4th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Thursday, November 5th: Ms. Nose in a Book
Friday, November 6th: Book Hooked Blog
Friday, November 6th: Book by Book