Lament: A Soviet Woman and Her True Story

Lament: A Soviet Woman and Her True Story

by Liz Mackie


View All Available Formats & Editions
Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details


A young Jewish woman’s epic struggle to survive the 20th century's most pitiless decades, takes her and her children from romance-drenched Odessa to the Soviet Far East, and the bleakness of Jewish settlement life in Birobidzhan. At the heart of LAMENT stretch three years of war-time captivity, forced labor, and miraculous survival in the death trap that was Transnistria, Romanian-occupied Ukraine.

Richly detailed, deeply researched, and full of humor, Nostalgistudio’s inaugural title is a timely novel about women, children, and divided familes; of exile, war, prejudice, poetry and performance, and the testing of humanity’s spirit by the ultimate challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732393110
Publisher: Nostalgistudio
Publication date: 08/05/2018
Pages: 710
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.42(d)

About the Author

Author Liz Mackie is the founder of Nostalgistudio, an independent publishing company for high-quality American writing. Her website collects two decades of her on-line writings. A long-ago graduate of Swarthmore College, she lives and works in New York City.

Table of Contents

Part One: Odessa - Biribodzhan - Odessa

Part Two: Obodovka

Part Three: Odessa - Trans-Siberian - Birobidzhan - Teploye Ozero

A Note to Readers

Author's Afterword


Customer Reviews