The Cure For Grief Surprises The Washington Post

If you weren’t sure if Nellie Hermann’s novel sounded like something you’d like to read, perhaps this review from the Washington Post will convince you that this debut is well worth your time:

I admit to having had misgivings as I cracked the ominously titled The Cure for Grief. Another autobiographical novel by a young author about a child recovering from family trauma. To up the emotional ante, the kid’s father is a Holocaust survivor.

But Nellie Hermann’s first novel is proof that in the hands of a skillful writer, the most familiar themes can still surprise us with their potency and truth.

More persuasive arguments here.


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