1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendl is separated from his family and sent to the men’s camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life’s work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge. Knowledge that could start a war, or end it.
Like so many children of war, Liliane Richman grew up with a fractured past. Memories escaped her. As an adult Liliane began to feel the need to reconstruct her past, not only to understand the people she loved, but also to create a fuller picture of herself. Bones of Time is the story of a family, linked by love and a common search for home: Liliane; her father, a Hungarian tailor who travels to Paris to make his fortune; her mother, a sad and beautiful EmigrE from Germany; Fred, the eldest son, Liliane's beloved brother and protector.
Bonnie's Matzoh Crunch
5 to 6 sheets of matzoh (I use unsalted)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cut into chunks
1 cup (firmly-packed) light brown sugar
1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, or coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate
1 cup chopped walnuts
optional: add a sprinkling of fleur de sel, or coarse sea salt, 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped or chopped walnuts