Louisa



[Ebook] ➩ Louisa By Simone Zelitch – E17streets4all.co.uk Louisa follows three characters as they try to put their lives back together at the end of World War II The voice pulling us into the novel belongs to Nora Csongradi, a fifty year old Holocaust surviv Louisa follows three characters as they try to put their lives back together at the end of World War II The voice pulling us into the novel belongs to Nora Csongradi, a fifty year old Holocaust survivor from Budapest In , she arrives in Israel with her German daughter in law Louisa They expect to be met by Nora s cousin Bela, a passionate Zionist and war hero who settled in Palestine thirty years before But Bela who Nora has loved from childhood, writing him letters almost daily until the war fails to appear, stranding the two women in an absorption camp for new immigrantsFlexible as mercury, Louisa quickly adapts, even when the other refugees treat her with contempt As Nora searches for Bela, she is forced to take stock of her life, a series of disappointments and missed opportunities She has lost her family and is left with Louisa, who had hidden her during the war Like the Biblical Ruth, Louisa clings to her dead husband s mother But to Nora, she is unwanted baggage Nora sees Bela as her one chance to begin a new life Yet Bela is far from perfect, and though he knows that Nora has arrived in Haifa, we discover that he is afraid to face herAs the story unfolds, it becomes clear that the bond between Nora and Louisa is far from straightforward, and that finding Bela holds the key to their futures Stranded in a new country that asks them to only look ahead, both women must face the past and the responsibility each bears for what they have lost Nora knows how to survive, but Louisa must teach her how to forgive.Louisa

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader and though he knows that Nora has arrived in Haifa, we discover that he is afraid to face herAs the story unfolds, it becomes clear that the bond between Nora and Louisa is far from straightforward, and that finding Bela holds the key to their futures Stranded in a new country that asks them to only look ahead, both women must face the past and the responsibility each bears for what they have lost Nora knows how to survive, but Louisa must teach her how to forgive."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Louisa
  • Simone Zelitch
  • English
  • 06 November 2018
  • 0399146598

10 thoughts on “Louisa

  1. says:

    I enjoyed this book immensely at first because it was a historical fiction novel, and then because it does center on a a lot of Jewish issues World War 2 in Europe, Zionism in the 20s, 30s and 40s, and then the early stages of the State of Israel But then I realized there wasto the book the characters are compelling and realistic in general and for the time and setting, and the relationships between them are complex and interesting Some of the relationship aspects strain credulity I enjoyed this book immensely at first because it was a historical fiction novel, and then because it does center on a a lot of Jewish issues World War 2 in Europe, Zionism in the 20s, 30s and 40s, and then the early stages of the State of Israel But then I realized there wasto the book the characters are compelling and realistic in general and for the time and setting, and the relationships between them are complex and interesting Some of the relationship aspects strain credulity it is a retelling of the Book of Ruth, so why would a German daughter in law go with a Jewish mother in law to the new State of Israel But why did a Moabite daughter in law go with a Hebrew mother in law back to the land of Israel And that is part of the mystery of the book, is how the characters deal with other people acting in a different way I think someone who does not know a lot about Jewish or Israeli history would learn a lot from this book, but you d have to be openminded And I hope you are because the book is really good

  2. says:

    I started out really disliking this book It moved slow, and I wasn t feeling like I really knew any of the characters Also, some lines in the book are in German Hebrew Arabic etc and whereas most authors would be sure to have a translation in there for you somewhere, this book often did not This only left me frustrated, wondering what the character said Towards the end, the action and surprises picked up a bit, but I had trouble really getting into it at this point It s also helpful if you I started out really disliking this book It moved slow, and I wasn t feeling like I really knew any of the characters Also, some lines in the book are in German Hebrew Arabic etc and whereas most authors would be sure to have a translation in there for you somewhere, this book often did not This only left me frustrated, wondering what the character said Towards the end, the action and surprises picked up a bit, but I had trouble really getting into it at this point It s also helpful if you have some knowledge of Christianity going into this bookunfortunately I don t have much

  3. says:

    I was very intrigued by the setting and setup of this novel immediate post World War II Israel, and Christian daughter in law following the Jewish protagonist respectively However, I didn t love the way the book unfolded jarring movements in the timeline, characters who changed names, an odd relationship between cousins, and quite frankly a fairly boring storyline.

  4. says:

    Louisa is a lost book that can be found and bought on .com for a penny, but in no way should be lost upon readers It s a beautifully written story that turns the tables on the concept of the holocaust by juxtaposing a German girl in post WWII Isreal The girl s trials with wanting to convert to Judaism and being discriminated against for her national origin articulate an obvious and overlooked fact that hatred is similar despite who is hating, and it is never justified, and always blin Louisa is a lost book that can be found and bought on .com for a penny, but in no way should be lost upon readers It s a beautifully written story that turns the tables on the concept of the holocaust by juxtaposing a German girl in post WWII Isreal The girl s trials with wanting to convert to Judaism and being discriminated against for her national origin articulate an obvious and overlooked fact that hatred is similar despite who is hating, and it is never justified, and always blind.Be this as it may, it is not the story s main focus Our narrator, Nora, is a Hungarian Jew who joins the countless Diaspora after the war Her journey and struggle reflect a sort of hopeless resignation forced upon the psyches of those whom this travesty was inflicted.The book is written in coherent and well crafted passages, and Zelitch brings us catchy one liners throughout that emphasize the tragedy of being human, and in relation, the beauty

  5. says:

    This book was a little strange in that it s supposed to be about Louisa, but I d say 75% 85% is about the narrator, Louisa s mother in law Nora, and her fixation with her cousin Bela endless pages recounting the letters they exchanged, and the letters Nora wrote but never mailed Louisa s character, like the others, was difficult to understand or empathise with The background to the story was interesting in that it focused on the allure of the Palestine region prior to it becoming Israel This book was a little strange in that it s supposed to be about Louisa, but I d say 75% 85% is about the narrator, Louisa s mother in law Nora, and her fixation with her cousin Bela endless pages recounting the letters they exchanged, and the letters Nora wrote but never mailed Louisa s character, like the others, was difficult to understand or empathise with The background to the story was interesting in that it focused on the allure of the Palestine region prior to it becoming Israel Most of the characters in the book except for Louisa are Jewish, and eventually end up in Israel The story goes back and forth between time periods and I found this and the unusual character names very confusing

  6. says:

    I got about 3 4 through this on a trip out west I have to admit that sometimes endings just don t interest me It s the story of a Hungarian Jew who is sheltered by the daughter of a Nazi Louisa married to her daughter Son dies, Louisa and the protagonist emigrate as refugees to a young Israel More chaos awaits them, and the story spins off in several directions, chronicling the history of a cast of characters over the course of 30 or 40 years The scope is huge, but I wish that it was a li I got about 3 4 through this on a trip out west I have to admit that sometimes endings just don t interest me It s the story of a Hungarian Jew who is sheltered by the daughter of a Nazi Louisa married to her daughter Son dies, Louisa and the protagonist emigrate as refugees to a young Israel More chaos awaits them, and the story spins off in several directions, chronicling the history of a cast of characters over the course of 30 or 40 years The scope is huge, but I wish that it was a littlestripped down I started reading it because Simone Zehlitch teaches at community college in Philly and I want to take her class in the Spring I think I will try some of her earlier novels

  7. says:

    Hard going

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