Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman
Novel fulfills writer Ayelet Waldman’s long-held ‘obsession’ with Holocaust
Ayelet Waldman accomplishes a deft feat in her new book, “Love and Treasure.” The Berkeley writer’s elegant, sweeping Holocaust novel does not once visit the concentration camps, but still conveys the scope of the tragedy as well as the richness of Hungarian Jewish history.
An engrossing multigenerational story is set in motion by a mysterious jeweled locket and a search for its origins, traveling through three distinct time periods spanning the 20th century. The necklace, readers soon learn, came from the Hungarian Gold Train… Full review