A little Piece for Mother – Barbara Towell

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Imagine keeping a terrible secret for twenty years.
Imagine the effects on you.
Imagine the effect on your family.

The Kalinski family, Jewish immigrants from Poland struggle to settle in London after the Second World War. They long to forget the horrors of Nazi persecution; make a new start. But is it possible, or are the scars too deep? How will they cope when one day they find they have new neighbours – German neighbours? This story spans the years from the 1940s to 2008, and is told, in flashback, by the daughter, Martina. Filled with intrigue, nostalgia, love and hate, it is sometimes shocking – yet at times it will make you smile.

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3 reviews for A little Piece for Mother – Barbara Towell

  1. AnneS

    9 March 2019: I only started reading “a little piece” yesterday and I can’t stop reading it. Martina’s sense of otherness and isolation which early in the book seems so ordinary is gradually developed until it is clearly extra ordinary. You slowly and surely weave the complexity that she has been born into … and must come to terms with … into a undeniable recognition for the reader… for me. Just finished part 2. Making coffee and starting part 3 now!!

  2. Zeenat Hashim

    A must read book!

    What an amazing story! Ended up sleeping late because I couldn’t put it down.

    The way in which the story unravels is brilliant, revelations bit by bit.

    The book has a strong message of moving on from prejudice and cruelty so that future generations do not carry forward what parents have suffered. Made me cry at times, but also filled me with hope.

  3. AnneS

    I finally made time to read this book . I really enjoyed it … but so sad in many ways. Remind me again how you know the author. She’s a wonderful story teller. I will be giving it to my local library.
    {became friends in 2019 following a Boat trip together]

    F/U: I gave your book to the Taylor Library in North Mankato.
    Our book club also donated 10 copies of the book to the library. Our book club will be the first to check out the bag, as I will bring it to this month’s meeting for discussion in June.
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