Issue 66 |

Safe in America by Marcie Hershman


Christopher Tilghman recommends
Safe in America, a novel by Marcie Hershman (HarperCollins): "Marcie Hershman has interwoven a family saga with the triple threats of the Holocaust, war, and AIDS. She presents these calamities as family tragedies, revealed in the heartbreaking ordinariness of daily life. Her story, with its ironic title, should make everyone consider his or her blessings while recognizing the vulnerabilities that are now native to us all."