PRAISE FOR ODYSSEY OF CHAOS
"Fleishman chronicles the staggering 20th century Jewish history, from persecution to tragedy to triumph. His novels are rooted in hard fact and driven through well-imagined characters."
- Hazleton Standard Speaker
PRAISE FOR LARA'S SHADOW
"This compelling piece of historical fiction tells the love story of a Jewish-American Army officer and a German woman caught in post-Holocaust hate. The military tensions with the Soviet Union, and the tensions between the American soldiers and their German hosts, provided grist for an intriguing novel."
- Dickinson Magazine
PRAISE FOR A FINE SEPTEMBER MORNING
"Fleishman writes with confidence and skill, often understating and under-writing events so as to allow the reader to use imagination… surely the mark of a great writer."
- Tony Bayliss, author of Future Perfect
"Alan Fleishman's new novel focuses on the Russian Jewish experience in the early 20th century. His historical fiction follows a family torn apart by anti-Jewish riots and war, starting with the 1905 pogroms."
PRAISE FOR ALAN FLEISHMAN
"The narrative is a testimony to the eternal survival of the Jewish people against all odds."
- The Baltimore Jewish Times
"A beautifully-crafted first novel."
- Books Inc.
“This is beautifully written. Every detail seems just right, giving us a richness of images and sounds, scents and flavours…. Clearly well-versed in place and period, but never allows these details to weigh down the story. Having Avi tell us the story makes it personal and intimate, and it’s all the more moving to know that tragedy is coming. These are people you’ve taught us to care about.”
- Shayne Parkinson, author of Sentence of Marriage
“Right from the opening I was drawn in. There is so much going on and we’re led through this story like dogs on leashes. Even if we wanted to leave, we wouldn’t be able to. I was mesmerized.”
- T.L. Tyson, author of Seeking Eleanor
“As a lover of history and someone with a keen interest in Russia, I was familiar with these historic events. Sadly, not many can say the same. Alan Fleishman has brought this story into the light and strongly evokes the feelings of those involved. This is a book deserving to be read by many.”
- David Fearnhead, author of Bailey of the Saints
“The traditional character-driven feel of literary fiction still lives on, giving Goliath’s Head depth and breadth, making it more than just a thriller.”
- Andrew J. Morgan, author of Noah’s Ark
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