The Bones of the World

What happens to the stories of people lost? Is there a way to preserve and re-tell those stories to keep history alive and hopefully from repeating the most egregious parts of it? Are there those among us tasked with keeping the truths of stories of those who disappeared and can no longer share the lessons of their life and death?

Find out the answers by following the stories of three people living decades and centuries apart through the everyday experience of being hated for no reason other than who they and their families are by blood.

The Bones of the World by Betsy L. Ross brings the story of Rachel, Jacob, Sariah, and their families living through profound periods of antisemitism. Their stories are told through separate periods of history and into the not-so-distant future. A light is shed on where a new wave of prosecution of the Jews is still possible if the horrific history of the years and centuries past is forgotten. This emotionally charged book raises several questions as characters wrestle not only to survive the experience but also to find meaning and the right course of action in the death and suffering surrounding them. Do the threat to personal safety and the safety of your community override the commandments guiding your life? Should one submit to suffering or fight against it? And most importantly, how to save global history from being erased through the disappearance of individual people and their stories?

The work of Ms. Ross is a well-written and thought-provoking read for an emotionally mature audience of those who are not afraid of the graphic nature of topics discussed in the book. It is a captivating mystery novel that leaves readers pondering long after the book is read. There are no answers but rather an offering of important personal and philosophical questions to think about as the reader is guided through the intricate maze of intertwining personal stories of the characters. This is definitely a highly recommended read.

Pages: 360 | ISBN : 163988694X

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Posted on January 17, 2023, in Book Reviews, Five Stars and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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