"...a must read for this summer..."

Jacqueline Serena
Review
June 12, 2009

We Never Lost Hope is a must read for this summer. It is a love story that captures a piece of history we must never forget. I could not put this book down until I had consumed every page. A prisoner of the Auschwitz death camp is liberated and falls in love with an American GI.

Edith is the first War Bride to reach America and her story is riveting. But it is more than that; told from five voices, it broadens the readers experience to include a family’s experience as they endure separation, agonizing about the fates of their loved ones as the Final Solution kills millions.

I thought I knew all there was to know about the Holocaust but I was wrong. This book tells about life as they lived it before, during, and after World War II.

This is reality, this is history. Do yourself a favor, buy it, read it.

Great job Naomi Litvin!

First Book Club

"I finished your book and I was very much moved by it. Your idea of having the characters speak themselves is great. I belong to a book club and we were wondering if you’d like to speak to our group?" 
Malcolm Read

Naomi Litvin Book Talk was July 20, 2009
with members at their Bancroft Club House






San Diego Jewish World Review: May 31, 2009

San Diego Jewish World
By Sheila Orysiek

SAN DIEGO—Naomi Litvin uses the voices of five of her family members to tell the story of their journey from Transylvania (Hungary/Romania), through the Nazi killing machines of the concentration camps and slave labor to eventual freedom.  The voice of the interviewer/author is silent and so the reader hears only the tale from those who lived through it – much like a stream of consciousness spoken into a tape recorder.  It brings a sense of immediacy to the story; there is no filter.