Under A Red Sky

Under A Red Sky

Memoirs of A Childhood in Communist Romania

Book - 2010
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Eva Zimmermann is eight years old, and she has just discovered she is Jewish. Such is the life of an only child living in postwar Bucharest, a city that is changing in ever more frightening ways. Eva's family, full of eccentric and opinionated adults, will do absolutely anything to keep her safe--even if it means hiding her identity from her. With razor-sharp depictions of her animated relatives, Haya Leah Molnar's memoir of her childhood captures with touching precocity the very adult realities of living behind the iron curtain.

Under a Red Sky is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374318406
Branch Call Number: Y 921 MO
Characteristics: p. cm.


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Haya—known as Eva as a child in Communist Romania—didn’t know that her family was Jewish until they applied to emigrate to Israel. Until then, the seven adults in her family—all eccentric and temperamental—would do anything to keep Eva safe in a country that kept changing in frightening ways.


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