The Tree of Life, Book One: On the Brink of the Precipice, 1939 by Chava Rosenfarb

The Tree of Life, Book One: On the Brink of the Precipice, 1939

byChava Rosenfarb

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On the Brink of the Precipice, the first volume of the trilogy The Tree of Life, describes the lives of the novel’s ten protagonists in the Lodz Ghetto before the outbreak of World War II. Chava Rosenfarb, herself a survivor of the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Bergen-Belsen, draws on her own history to create realistic characters who struggle daily to retain a sense of humanity and dignity despite the physical and psychological effects of ghetto life. Although the novel depicts horrendous experiences, the light of faith in the human spirit shines through this novel’s every page.

Winner of the 1972 J. J. Segal Prize and the 1979 Manger Prize for Yiddish Literature

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Chava Rosenfarb is a Holocaust survivor who has published poetry, prose, and drama in both English and Yiddish.  Her English titles include Bociany and Of Lodz and Love. She now resides in Alberta, Canada.
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Title:The Tree of Life, Book One: On the Brink of the Precipice, 1939Format:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:October 27, 2004Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299204545

ISBN - 13:9780299204549

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"Descending into the abyss of the ghetto, the author has descended into the depth of awareness of the full range of human nature."--B. Shlevin, Undzer Shtimme, Paris