Mailbag: Book review

I recently came across Rubin Friedman's review of my newly republished book, Child of the Holocaust, in your February 4, 2019 edition, in which he compares my book to Jerzy Kosinski’s The Painted Bird.

During the 50 years my book has been in print, it has garnered many reviews in the English-speaking world, as well as in the other languages the book has been translated into. On occasion this comparison has cropped up, even referring to my book as a novel and The Painted Bird as a memoir, which in truth, is the exact opposite.

Thus, I was pleasantly delighted by your reviewer’s in-depth analysis comparing my book to Kosinski’s, and was surprised at the high quality of critiquing in a community paper.

Jack Kuper