by Jordana Horn

Fasten Your Seatbelts

Even the very title of the book, My Holocaust by Tova Reich (Harper Collins, $24.95) is intentionally provocative. In truth, the same warnings posted above the gates of particularly nauseating roller-coasters ought to be printed in big letters on the front cover of this novel: This Is Not for The Faint of Heart. Stay Seated, Keep Your Seatbelts Firmly Fastened. There is absolutely no sacred cow that goes unslaughtered by Reich’s rapier wit — she’s a shochet for the best of them, whether it’s self-righteous Holocaust survivors, universal human rights advocates, Palestinians, Israelis, or Jewish nuns.

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