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The Lost Wife

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The Lost Wife, Alyson Richman, book reviewThe horrors of the Holocaust and the lives of those who lived through it, and indeed their descendants, have been well documented in fiction so it’s a particular pleasure to find a writer that has managed to present a familiar subject from a different perspective. The Lost Wife is a story about first love and how one never forgets it; that the two main characters are separated as a result of the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia is important but secondary to the main theme, in my opinion.

The story opens with the meeting of an elderly Jewish man and an elderly Jewish woman who have not seen each other for decades, each believing the other is dead.

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