Booklist review, August 1, 2008

The Pages in Between: A Holocaust Legacy of Two Families, One Home, Einhorn, Erin

Einhorn went to Poland to learn the facts of her Jewish mother's childhood because her mother always refused to tell her what had happened. It's the story of how a Polish Christian woman saved her mother's life, how she lived with a foster family in Sweden, and her trans-Atlantic trip to the U.S. with a father she hardly knew. Einhorn located the son of the woman who saved her mother, Wieslaw Skowronski. He told her that Erin's grandfather had promised the Skowronskis their house in exchange for hiding his daughter, obligating the author to search through a massive collection of archives. In this memoir, Einhorn examines the significance of family and how memory sometimes clouds the truth. An important and haunting work.

ñ George Cohen