Day After Night

Day After Night by Anita Diamant (Simon & Schuster, 2009)

This novel remembers the victims of the Holocaust through the eyes of a few Jews who survived it and made it to Palestine to start new lives. Diamant tells the story of a group of young women temporarily imprisoned in a holding facility in Palestine, waiting to be allowed by the British to become citizens. While they are waiting, these very traumatized young adults try to reconnect to their peers and adjust to the idea of a future in a new land that their lost friends and families will never see. Since their official papers are long gone, eventually the Israeli army breaks in and helps them all escape. When the book ends, you feel like it’s only the beginning of the story and you want to know what happens next. She does provide a short synopsis of the women’s futures, but a sequel would have been even better.

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