City of Secrets

City of Secrets

Book - 2016
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A timely moral thriller of the Jewish underground resistance in Jerusalem after the Second World War. Brand tries to regain himself after losing everyone he's ever loved. Driving a taxi provided - like his new identity - by the underground, he navigates the twisting streets of Jerusalem. Alone, haunted by memories, he tries to become again the man he was before the war - honest, strong, capable of moral choice. By the time Brand understands the truth, it's too late, and the tragedy that ensues changes history.
Publisher: New York : Viking, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780670785964
Characteristics: 194 pages ;,24 cm.


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Mar 13, 2020

Brand, a survivor of concentration camps has drifted into a cell of the Haganah. As a reader of Holocaust history and fiction, I thought this would be an interesting continuation of the struggle. Israel became a state the year I was born. Although the book is well written, espionage and terrorism ( regardless of the target - in this case the British ) is not by genre. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Oct 13, 2017

Wonderful storytelling with no superfluous words. Subtle yet full characterizations. This is a very well written story on the Jewish fight for a country against the British Mandate of Palestine. Well worth reading.

Apr 16, 2017

Excellent writing and I learned a lot about post-World War II Israel , but I wish I had more knowledge about the politics and political groups in Israel. What I did get was a feel for those immigrants who had lost everything in the Holocaust and came to Israel to begin again. Brand and Eva are interesting immigrants who have lost so much. But because I lacked so much background information it wasn’t a compelling storyline.

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