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Sarah L. CourteauI admit to having had misgivings as I cracked the ominously titled The Cure for Grief. Another autobiographical novel by a young author about a child recovering from family trauma. To up the emotional ante, the kid's father is a Holocaust survivor. But Nellie Hermann's first novel is proof that in the hands of a skillful writer, the most familiar themes can still surprise us with their potency and truth…Why do bad things happen to good people, to our people? And how are we survivors to go on with the business of living without forgetting the dead? These questions are old. But Ruby's search for her own answers and her struggle to reconnect are moving and surprisingly suspenseful.
—The Washington Post