By Lauren Belfer
National Jewish e-book Award Winner!
The New York Times-bestselling writer of A Fierce Radiance and City of Light returns with a brand new strong and passionate novel—inspired by means of ancient events—about ladies, one ecu and one American, and the mysterious choral masterpiece via Johann Sebastian Bach that adjustments either their lives.
In the ruins of Germany in 1945, on the finish of worldwide struggle II, American soldier Henry Sachs takes a keepsake, an previous track manuscript, from a probably abandoned mansion and mistakenly kills the lady who attempts to prevent him.
In the United States in 2010, Henry’s niece, Susanna Kessler, struggles to rebuild her existence after she studies a devastating act of violence at the streets of latest York urban. whilst Henry dies quickly after, she uncovers the long-hidden track manuscript. She turns into decided to find what it's and to come it to its rightful proprietor, a trip that might problem her preconceptions approximately herself and her family’s history—and additionally provide her a chance to eventually make peace with the past.
In Berlin, Germany, in 1783, amid the city’s glittering salons the place aristocrats and commoners, Christians and Jews, mingle freely regardless of simmering anti-Semitism, Sara Itzig Levy, a popular musician, conceals the manuscript of an anti-Jewish cantata by means of Johann Sebastian Bach, an unsettling present to her from Bach’s son, her instructor. This paintings and its stressful message will hang-out Sara and her kin for generations to come.
Interweaving the tales of Susanna and Sara, and their households, And After the Fire traverses over 200 years of background, from the eighteenth century in the course of the Holocaust and into this day, seamlessly melding previous and current, genuine and imagined. Lauren Belfer’s deeply researched, evocative, and compelling narrative resonates with emotion and immediacy.
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And After the Fire: A Novel by Lauren Belfer