The parallels between Stalin's Invasion of Latvia and Putin's Attack on Ukraine are Disturbing
I had no inkling of what was to come when I began writing about the Soviet invasion of Latvia during WWII for my latest novel. It was...
June 20, 2022
The title of this haunting novel refers not only to the victims of Latvia’s Holocaust but also to their descendants, who carry the trauma of their ancestors. Sanders tells this story through three women: Miriam Talan, who survived the Rumbula forest massacre that took the lives of about 25,000 Jews; her daughter Ilana, whom she relinquished to save her from the internment camps; and Sarah, Miriam’s American granddaughter, who in the 1970s risks her life and travels to Soviet-controlled Latvia to ferret out the truth about her family’s wartime past. (Harper, May 3)