Your Sad Eyes and Unforgettable Mouth
By Edeet Ravel
I picked up this book becomes of my commitment this summer to reading as many books by Edeet Ravel as I could get my hands on. And this book does not disappoint either as the finest of its caliber. The title is as captivating as the story is.
This novel is a deeply personal and emotionally moving story that explores the really awful impact war has on the loves, lives, and losses of people. War is very damaging in most cases and we see first-hand how this happens. No one is ever the same.
Maya is an art historian. She is a loner who live with her dog. Another person, Sailor, is haunted by memories from her past in the Nazi Camps. This novel has a positive overtone too when it reiterates the strength of friendship and how friends can help us to overcome many obstacles and secrets.
Maya confronts her own demons in a journey of exploration where she explores her fears of intimacy and whether any of us can ever overcome our past completely. Edeet’s prose is beautiful and it has a genuine essence like no other. It is truly in a class of its own.
Thank you Edeet for such a wonderful book!
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth