Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Włodawa's Wars

In the Land of Armadillos by Helen Maryles Shankman

If you think that yet another book about the Holocaust is just too much, when it comes to this collection of eight short stories, I'll have to disagree - both emphatically and respectfully. No, this book doesn't take place in any concentration camp or even in the depths of some resistance stronghold. Instead, Shankman tells us about the area of Włodawa, Poland - located on the Bug River, which is near today's Belarus and the Ukraine. While the Jews and those who helped them there didn't suffer any less because of their being in such a strategically located area, these stories of those allowed to stay there are no less poignant.

To read my full review of this short story collection, please visit my new blog here!

"In the Land of Armadillos" by Helen Maryles Shankman, published by Scribner, released February 2, 2016 is available from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books (USA, Canada & Australia), iTunes, The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery), new or used from Alibris or from an IndieBound store near you. I would like to thank the publishers for sending me an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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