Schachter, Esty. Anya's echoes, a novel.

Author:Griffin, Maureen
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

SCHACHTER, Esty. Anya's echoes, a novel. Fithian. 94p. c2004. 1-56474-47-2. $10.00. J

Eighth-grader Lea is upset that she must share her room with her seven-year-old sister because a great-aunt is coming from England to visit. The girls' late and beloved grandfather and his sister Anya grew up together in Poland and were caught in the Holocaust there. Lea comes upon the tape Anya has decided to make of those events, which began in 1939. Little by little and with growing concern, Lea manages to hear several episodes until Anya discovers her listening. Of course, Lea wants to hear the rest of Anya's story, and many afternoons are spent together over tea as Anya tells of the suffering she and others experienced as persecuted Jews. Meanwhile, the girls in Lea's group at school...

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