"Rue des Rosiers is at its best when it depicts the many street-side enchantments of Paris... Tregebov also excels in describing French society’s ambiguous relationship to the Jewish community."
Rue Des Rosiers by Vancouverite Rhea Tregebov is not just an exemplary novel, it’s also an important book that examines anti-Semitism and empathetically puts faces on the victims and aggressors, and my hope is that the novel receives the major attention it warrants.
I loved this book. The story of three sisters is initially presented as a journey of character development wrapped in a quest for identity and definitions of humanity and life. Until..This is a wonderful book that examines “the humanity in inhumanity.” I will be reading it again for the beautiful writing and for its wisdom. Laura S
Congrats to Wendy Phillips, winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award! She received the 2019 Bronze medal in Young Adult Fiction for Baggage.
"In Sharon Butala's short-story collection, aging characters refuse to go gentle into that good night." Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald