Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Diane R. reads The Jewish Husband by Lia Levi

The Jewish Husband by Lia Levi
Europa Editions
The cover of the book is evocative of a beautiful and graceful Sophia Loren--I loved It!

What a wonderful surprise this book was!  I've read many stories about WWII and the holocaust but not one about what life was like during Facist Italy.  Dino Carpi, now David Katz and living in Israel, is writing a letter to his son, Michele.  A letter to try to explain his abandonment of his family before WWII sweeps throughout Europe.  A story of love for Sonia and the humiliations suffered for that love.  Being Jewish, loving a gentile and living in Italy during the reign of Mussolini was frightening but Lia Levi tells us a fascinating story of love, loss and heartbreak.