The Lost Shtetl

First-time novelist Max Gross is funny, insightful and mysterious in sharing what is essentially a coming-of-age story for an entire village.

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Review of ‘The Lost Shtetl’

A long time ago, amid circumstances that no one seems so sure about anymore, a small Jewish village in Poland fell off the map of the world. Surrounded by thick forests, Kreskol has existed in a self-sustained bubble of peaceful isolation for decades, thereby missing the best of human civilization—like electricity, indoor plumbing and the…

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