What Readers Are Saying
‘A moving historical drama in which everyday life plays in the twisted shadows of war and peace. From its roots in German Judaism, the story spreads through Argentina to its final resolution in Australia and spans the trials and tribulations of four generations during the turmoil of the 20th Century. Based on a family history, this intimate story reflects the millions of shattered, then rebuilt, ordinary families who somehow survived to enable our treasured modern lives.
‘This Jewish family story pulls into stark consciousness many unsettling layers of our complex, tragic, European history. That so many of our predecessors played their part, for good or evil, in a million diverse and often profound ways, only makes this story so much more poignant.
Many have ancestors spurred across the globe by the very same flames as the Goldbergs, and this sort of insightful substantiation becomes ever more important as the past century slips from vivid memory. I let several cups of tea grow cold as this book brushed against my European soul.’ Richard Bunning Books and Reviews.
About the Author
Lyn Behan grew up in post-war Britain. She spent her working life in IT as a computer programmer and systems analyst, working in Europe and Australia. She lived in Ireland for fifteen years before moving permanently to live in Australia.
With her partner she built a mudbrick house near the New South Wales/Victorian border, and created a garden and orchard run on Permaculture principles. Her first historical fiction novel, The Men and the Medium, was published in 2018.
She now lives on the South Coast of NSW with various hens and her Chocolate Labrado