The war is over, but the past is never past.
Paris Never Leaves You
A CNN and Apple Books Pick
Living through WWII with her young daughter Vivi, working in a Paris bookstore, and fighting for her life, Charlotte is no victim, she is a survivor. But can she survive the next chapter of her life? Alternating between wartime Paris and New York's 1950s publishing world, Paris Never Leaves You is a story of resilience, love, and impossible choices, exploring how survival never comes without a cost.
Reviews & Praise
"Things are seldom as they seem in this engrossing tale of identity, survival, loyalty, and love... [T]he author adds considerable depth to her well-crafted gripping tale unfolding amid vivid depictions of Paris in wartime. Recommended with enthusiasm..." Library Journal (starred review)
"A nuanced WWII story of love and survival in Occupied Paris...With its appealing heroine and historically detailed settings...a dangerous secret gives Feldman's story a gasp-worthy spin." Publishers Weekly
The Living and the Lost
Available September 2021
Millie (Meike) Mosbach and her brother David, manage to escape to the States just before Kristallnacht, leaving their parents and little sister in Berlin. Now they are both back in their former hometown, haunted by ghosts and hoping against hope to find their family. Atmospheric and page-turning, The Living and the Lost is a story of love, survival, and forgiveness of others and of self.
Reviews & Praise
"An indelible portrait of post-war Berlin and of a woman who returns to search for her family... a deeply satisfying and truly adult novel." Margot Livesey
"A gorgeous, shattering novel that could not be more timely about the dark damage of hatred and the persistence of love." Caroline Leavitt
"Compelling... resonates today with disturbing themes ...a moving, unsentimental tale, which is also a love story... The scenes Feldman creates of bombed-out, black-market Berlin pulse…her style is rich in description but understated in dialogue... with a sardonic, sorrowful authenticity." Joan Baum, NPR