Friday, March 19, 2010

The Day the Flowers Died Review-Rajyeshwari Ghosh

Rajyeshwari Ghosh 19 March at 16:00 Report

A Socially and Emotionally Sensitive Historical Fiction! (5 Stars)

The Day the Flowers Died is a brilliantly written, well-researched historical fiction. It takes us back to the Pre-Nazi time and when Hitler came into power in Nazi Germany. Dr. Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning tells us about the gruesome life at the concentration camps, Anne Frank’s Diary tells us about the life of Anne and her family during Nazi Germany, and this book tells us about the love story of Eli Levin, a young Jewish lawyer and Rebecca Baum, a newly graduated nurse from aristocratic, Catholic background. The story depicts how they overcame painful struggles to honor their love for each other and how they survived through the social prejudices of the time.

What I really liked about the book is it is so full of reality. You can readily relate to the facts and the fictions. Though the story ended in a sad note, yet there was a sense of hope and emancipation.

from Rajyeshwari Ghosh