By: Mina Baites
Location: FIC BAI
Genre: Historical Fiction WWII- Holocaust
cross-generational novel from German author Mina Baites about a Jewish
family divided by World War II and an inheritance with the power to
bring them back together.
1914. For Paul, with love.
Jewish silversmith Johann Blumenthal engraved those words on his most
exquisite creation, a singing filigree bird inside a tiny ornamented
box. He crafted this treasure for his young son before leaving to fight
in a terrible war to honor his beloved country—a country that would soon
turn against his own family.
A half century later, Londoner
Lilian Morrison inherits the box after the death of her parents. Though
the silver is tarnished and dented, this much-loved treasure is also a
link to an astonishing past. With the keepsake is a letter from Lilian’s
mother, telling her daughter for the first time that she was adopted.
Too young to remember, Lilian was rescued from a Germany in the grips of
the Holocaust. Now only she can trace what happened to a family who
scattered to the reaches of the world, a family forced to choose between
their heritage and their dreams for the future.
Silver Music Box is a wonderful and heartrending tale that will stay
with me for a long time. When I read a story like this one, I can’t help
thinking about the extreme divisiveness plaguing the U.S. today and
wondering if humans will ever learn."- Cindy- Goodreads.Com