About the Book
Every family has secrets, but some are far darker, reach deeper, and touch a rawer nerve than others.
For Vanesa Neuman, the past is a closed book. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, her childhood in the cramped intimacy of south Tel Aviv is shadowed by her parents’ unspoken wartime experiences. But when her father passes away, the closed book falls literally open. Vanesa decides to unravel the mystery of the diary she has received, and strange symbol in it, at all costs.
Set against the backdrop of the Jewish Museum of Prague during the Nazi occupation – Adolf Eichmann’s “Museum of an Extinct Race” – Galerie is fast-paced historical fiction in the tradition of Tatiana De Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key. From Jerusalem’s Yad V’Shem Holocaust research center, to the backstreets of Prague, and into the former “paradise ghetto” of Theresienstadt – Vanesa’s journey of understanding will reveal a darker family past than she ever imagined and a secret kept alive for over half a century.
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About the Author
Steven Greenberg is a professional writer, as well as a full-time cook, cleaner, chauffeur, and work-at-home Dad for three amazing young children, and the lucky husband of a loving and very supportive wife. Born in Texas and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Steven emigrated to Israel only months before the first Gulf War, following graduation from Indiana University in 1990. In 1996, he was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces, where he served for 12 years as a Reserves Combat Medic. Since 2002, Steven has worked as an independent marketing writer, copywriter and consultant.
You can find more information at Steven Greenberg’s website. You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
“…dark and gritty…the story and writing lift it up to the point of being nearly sublime. Buy this book and say goodbye to your family for the weekend, because you will not want to put it down once you get started.” ~ Eric W. Swett
“Galerie is a gripping read, rich with intrigue from beginning to end. As much a thriller as a Holocaust novel…” ~ BookWormNZ
“Imagine Stephen King wrote Schindler’s List…Galerie manages to break away from the accepted treatment of Europe’s darkest hour and explore the horror from an unexpected point of view.” ~ Nikki
“…uncomfortable in moments, but so provocative that it is impossible to put down.” ~ Sydology
Steven Greenberg has written a story that will mesmerize readers from page one. This deeply stirring story will suck readers in as they read about the story of Vanesa Neuman and her desire to learn more about her parent’s hidden wartime past. When her father dies, Vanesa sets out on a quest to discover her family’s identity and the meaning behind her father’s diary and the strange symbol within. This novel is filled with raw emotion and events that will make your heart ache. Filled with deep and rich history, this is a novel that readers will not easily forget as they read of horrific events that took place during WWII. I would recommend this novel to readers that thoroughly enjoy rich history and stories of WWII.
Genre: historical, WWII, thriller, literary
Publisher: Evolving Publishing
Publication date: October 26, 12016
Number of pages: 246
Content Rating: PG-13, some adult content in regards to WWI events
Book Rating: 5 stars
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