Starred Kirkus for Blooms of Darkness

In a starred review, Kirkus raves about Aharon Appelfeld’s Blooms of Darkness: “Poignant and tender without being sentimental, the novel achieves its powerful emotive effects through simplicity and understatement—a beautiful read.” Going on sale from Schocken Books March 9.

Praise for Blooms of Darkness
“Aharon Appelfeld is fiction’s foremost chronicler of the Holocaust.
The stories he tells, as here in Blooms of Darkness, are small, intimate, and quietly narrated and yet are transfused into searing works of art
by Appelfeld’s profound understanding of loss, pain, cruelty, and grief.” —PHILIP ROTH

“This latest book by Appelfeld buttresses his well-deserved
reputation as a world-class writer.” —Jewish Chronicle

“A simple story that encapsulates the joy and sadness of a coming-of-age novel with the trauma of a world in the midst of destruction. The lean, spare prose does not shy away from harsh realities. . . . A powerful novel.” —Publishers Weekly