Named a New York Times Notable Book Winner of the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize Winner of the Anne Frank Prize These shattering stories. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories has ratings and 28 reviews. Paul said: These bitter glimpses of the Holocaust in Poland ring like small folorn bell. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories (Jewish Lives) [Ida Fink, Francine Prose, Madeline G. Levine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Named.

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It consists of short stories about events which the author experienced, or which which were related to her by others. Read some, but very depressing stories. Retrieved from ” https: Wow — this book was very heavy.

That’s all she has to do. Other times the person in the story is in such despair that he or she is resigned to die idq does nothing to try and avoid it. The mother calls out “Ding dong! Mar 22, Rachel Taylor rated it really liked it Shelves: It was good to take a breath between each chapter.


December 16, at 8: I will not tell you what happens. Return to Book Page. I could go on and on there are so many good stories in this book.

A Scrap of Time and Other Stories

Came back and finished it, and then thought a lot about my review. Just reading your praise of it is making me cry. A considerate American soldier suggests to the Jewish girl he intends to marry that a name change could be “”easier. This book features a series of short memories of the days when the Nazis were decimating Polish people. He’s a rescuer – why does he want her to conceal who she really is? But Ann, seeing as how she is now safe, tells him her secret. Apr 29, Marybeth rated tkme really liked it.

The writing is engaging, personal, and intelligent. Could the owner have done something to save the young woman?

A Scrap of Time and Other Stories by Ida Fink

And even though I cried a lot while reading the book I never felt depressed. Views Read Edit View history.

scap A Spring Morning Parents mourn not only the deaths, but the very births of their children–bewildered, grieving and heroic. Sep 20, Mark marked it as abandoned. These short stories about the Holocaust were at times difficult to read, but certainly worth the time for the incredible insight into the minds and lives of the people affected by the tragedy. It is so well described that one becomes one more spectator in the story.

This is the last story and the author is maybe trying to lay out the problematics of memory, of reconstructing the facts of the Holocaust after so many years and the problem of accuracy. A Scrap of Time 3. I sent it on gime BookCrossing bookring and the participants comments are worth reading as well. But I will stop here and suggest that this is a book that should dcrap read.


Sep 12, Ana’ rated it it was amazing. And there’s the fairly well-known story of a little boy, who when he hears a certain knock on the door, has been trained to forestall those on the other side of the door by rushing about, looking og the key to the door.

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The author is so efficient with her words, that many of these stories can be considered small masterpieces, like tiny Netherlandish devotional paintings. And then, “Just a minute, I have to find the keys. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Paperbackpages. Twenty-three scraps of time, and lives-containing-death, taking place at the beginning and in the aftermath of the Holocaust in Poland. And he’s got to stamp hime feet louder.

It is a very intense book and one of the first in a very long while to make me cry. Who lived to tell the truth that became these stories? One is not bothered of their shortness but is instead contempt. He sugar-coated what he did, where he was posted, what he saw. How their lives came to revolve not around agricultural This is a fabulous book about life in Poland under Nazi occupation and terror.

Maybe in the summer months, when you can go tkme afterwards and feel warmed by light and nature, but not in the bleak midwinter. Jun 23, Ana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.