Tasa's Song: A Novel

Tasa's Song: A Novel

by Linda Kass

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ISBN-13: 9781631520648
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

As a journalist, Linda Kass wrote for regional and national publications, including Columbus Monthly , Time and The Detroit Free Press , early in her career. Tasa's Song , her debut novel, is inspired by her mother’s life in eastern Poland during the Second World War. Linda lives in Columbus, Ohio. Learn more at http://www.lindakass.com/.

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Tasa's Song: A Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“A war had been fought. People had lived, loved, and perished. This rehearsal with death had to stand for something. What is it? she wondered. That each moment is precious and fleeting? That we learn to go forward by understanding what came before?” Quote from Tasa’s Song Music runs through this story as an underlying theme, whether on Tasa’s violin or in Tasa’s mind. Throughout the story the sound of Tasa’s violin and the music that was in Tasa’s head were her way of escaping what was happening around her. The one unchanging constant in her life was her violin. We watch Tasa grow up with a background of Germany and the Soviet invading and battling for Western Poland, her home. Her family is torn away from her slowly and inexorably and yet Tasa finds love in this time of fear and confusion as her family’s farm is taken from them, her father must go into hiding, family members are sent north to work camps and she remains at school waiting for her uncertain future and the future of her country. Will her family be reunited and what will be left of their old way of life? This story is told in beautifully written descriptive language. The history of Western Poland during WWII and the people whose home it was is clearly described in detail. I have a fascination with WWII and the people who lived during that period not only in Europe and the Pacific but also in the United States so this book was a very interesting and enjoyable read for me.
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
I won this book from Goodreads Giveaways and found it a very moving and wonderful story. To think to have to live through all the troubles of what happened in Poland and to everyone that the government was doing and how the troubles were really if you had the wrong opinion and or the wrong religion. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a historical information.
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It was a different perspective of the War. While members of Tass's family had been taken away to "work camps" they were in Russia, so not as bad. She'd had to hide in a bunker and came very near to getting caught. So for the most part, she was on the outskirts and saved from the tribulations that a lot of Jews suffered. However, that didn't mean other members of her family didn't suffer and her along with their tragedies. I thought this was a well written book, sad, but it definitely held my interest. Tasa was a love able character and I kept rooting for the best for her. There were several instances when I held my breath, afraid that they were going to take her away. All in all it was very entertaining and I enjoyed reading it. Thanks to She Writes Press and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.