Named a New York Times Notable Book Winner of the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize Winner of the Anne Frank Prize These shattering stories. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories has ratings and 28 reviews. Paul said: These bitter glimpses of the Holocaust in Poland ring like small folorn bell. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories (Jewish Lives) [Ida Fink, Francine Prose, Madeline G. Levine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Named.

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This section needs additional citations for verification. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! I am so glad these stories are short since they are truthful, real, and powerful.

And look at it. Jun 23, Ana rated it it was amazing Shelves: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. December 23, at 9: Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. It is a very intense book and one of the first in a very long while to make me cry. Her parents were taken away. Poignant, wrenching tales, told with skill and unwavering focus.


A Scrap of Time and Other Stories

I have to really like get mentally prepared for books like these. Just reading your praise of it is making me cry.

The author is so efficient with her words, that many of these stories can be considered small masterpieces, like tiny Netherlandish devotional paintings. Most are very short and feature people at the end of their lives – or their wife’s life, their parents, their small children.

The novel deals with the issue of the Holocaust: Balooo rated it liked it Sep 12, So emotionally heavy and dramatizing but so wonderfully written that they are light like feathers.

A last-second opportunity is given to save their child – do they take it? It makes reading of sad events worse that it’s told so beautifully and contradicts the message that beauty can’t exist in a world where such ugliness lies.

As they approach a church where the service has just gotten out, he gets an idea that might save his daughter from certain death. In most cases, non-Jewish Poles, though some were witnessed by Jews who survived. Helen, when I began reading the story I thought, oh no something terrible is going to happen to the dog! Richard, when you read it, I know you will love it. This was the last novel assigned in the course, and now that I have read it, I can understand why.


A Scrap of Time and Other Stories – Ida Fink – Google Books

I will not tell you what happens. Sep 12, Jennie rated it it was amazing.

The Aufseherin finally asks: And there’s the fairly well-known story of a little dink, who when he hears a certain knock on the door, has been trained to forestall those on the other side of the door by rushing about, looking for the key to the door. Stories of people in hiding, lying in cramped quarters for days on end to the point they can barely walk when at last they timf.

Or the story of a young woman, a survivor, who meets an American near the end of the war.

Please provide an email address. A Scrap of Time 3. But awareness is everything. He’s a rescuer – why does he want her to conceal who she really is? Who lived to tell the truth that became these stories?