↠´ Briar Rose: A Novel of the Holocaust ✓ Download by ↠´ Jane Yolen
↠´ Briar Rose: A Novel of the Holocaust ✓ Download by ↠´ Jane Yolen I was introduced to Jane Yolen by her short story in After the King A Tribute to J.
R Tolkien another great readhighly recommended On a recent trip to the library I looked for a book by her on a whim Briar Rose caught my eye Last summer I took a trip to Poland, and during my stay visited Auschwitz Since then I have been very interested in Holocaust stories Briar Rose, though not a true account, is still a very moving story It is very well written and the pace is good, but make sure you have tissues nearby Unless I m just the overly sensitive type, which I doubt I ve had to order a copy for my personal library, and I plan to read it again as soon as UPS delivers it.
Briar Rose Is A Historically Sensitive Retelling Of Sleeping Beauty Set Amid Forests Patrolled By The German Army During World War II In The Heat Of Midsummer , Deep In A Forest In The Heart Of Poland, Briar Rose Arrives At A Castle That Has Fallen Into The Hands Of An Evil Army Corrupted By Dark Deeds And Choked By A Poisonous Mist, The Castle Will Soon Come To Be Known As Chelmno Extermination Camp And In That Place Of Death, Briar Rose Is Plunged Into A Deep SleepEver Since She Was A Child, Rebecca Has Been Enchanted By Her Grandmother Gemma S Stories Of Briar Rose Becca Would Have Sworn The Stories Were Made Up, But On Her Deathbed Gemma Extracts From Becca A Promise To Fulfill Three Impossible Requests Find The Castle, Find The Prince, And Find The Spell Maker Her Vow Sends Becca On A Remarkable Journey To Uncover The Truth Of Gemma S Astonishing Claim I Am Briar RoseYolen S Graceful Retelling Of The German Folktale Of Briar Rose Known To Some As Sleeping Beauty Sets The Story Amid Forests Patrolled By The German Army During World War II Yolen Confronts The Deeply Tragic Events Of The Holocaust With Lyrical Prose And Rich Characterizations That Tell A Tale Of Good And Evil, Hope And Despair The Washington Post Called Briar Rosea Terrifically Moving Story Though not long by novel standards, this is a powerful, magnetic read It s a quiet, meditative, exploratory tale, almost a detective novel, but without a real whodunnit I found it deeply satisfying.
A young woman s grandmother dies, leaving behind a legacy of bizarre mementoes and a statement that she the grandmother is the princess in the oddly altered version of Sleeping Beauty story she has been telling her granddaughters their whole lives The heroine spends the rest of the novel trying to ascertain the truth of that statement, and it leads her to the Holocaust, Poland, concentration camps, and Characterization is spot on, as always for Yolen, who has a gift for capturing a person s essence with just a few brushstrokes The plot is tight and move Becca s grandmother has always been obsessed with the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty she told her own particular version of it hundreds of times to Becca and her sisters throughout their childhoods Now the grandmother has died, having made Becca promise to dig into the past, and leaving her with the cryptic last words, I am Briar Rose Becca follows the few clues the fairy tale and a few old papers and pictures and the path leads to one of the Holocaust s darkest places Jane Yolen artfully ties the fairy tale to the story of a woman who escaped a death camp, blending the two threads almost perfectly, in this quick and moving read.
I haven t seen many of Jane Yolen s adult novels for this is what Briar Rose is and I m rather quite impressed She makes an easy transition between the usual kid books and something appreciated by an adult.
Briar Rose is the story of Becca, a young journalist whose grandmother passes away Gemma, the grandmother, had always had a bit of an obsession with the story of Sleepin Beauty, and would entertain Becca and her sisters with it as they grew up But as Becca matures, she realizes that Gemma seriously thinks the story is about her The strange thing is that no one in Becca s family knows about Gemma s past So, armed with a few photos and Gemma s story, Becca sets out for Europe, where she unravels a story about the Holocaust and the truth about her grandmother It seems like a good idea, but it comes off as rather weak.
The Briar Rose is a tale of Sleeping Beauty written in a different time and a different way of telling the story In this story, the main character Becca made a promise to her grandmother, Gemma that she will solve the mystery of Gemma s secret identity and history It was unclear as to why out of all the stories that she could tell, Gemma only told one repetitively, which was Briar Rose When her granddaughters asked why, Gemma simply answered that she was the princess who had once lived in a castle in Briar Rose Of course her 2 older granddaughters except for Becca thought she was crazy when she said that But after Gemma s death, her mystery still remained unsolved and Becca was determined to solve it.
This story not only retells the famous fairy tell of Sleeping Beauty, but also educates and reminds us all about the horror of the Holocaust Although th