How far can fraternal love stretch?
“The intricacy of detail and research in author Steven Greenberg’s work makes his novel feel like both a reading and learning experience at the same time. The commitment to character development is so strong that it’s easy to forget that Samuel and Aron are fictional, for the struggles they go through reflect the real lives of so many people living all across Europe at the time of the Second World War. The plot is well paced to reveal the chain of events in both their lives, and their fraternal connection sees them through hardships, but is also put to the most extreme tests that human cruelty can throw at them. Overall, Moon Path is a superbly atmospheric work of historical fiction with characters that, once met, are never forgotten.” ~ K.C. Finn, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews (5 Stars)
Samuel and Aron Katz’s fragile childhood connection is severed when Aron leaves pre-WWII Poland for Palestine, and yet again when Samuel is sent to an arctic Soviet Gulag. Now, Aron must decide how far he will go to save his younger brother.
From Poland to wartime Tel Aviv, from a frozen Soviet prison camp to Allied-controlled Iran, and deep into Mandatory Palestine’s desperate preparations against Nazi invasion—Moon Path probes the ties that bind siblings and the forces that tear them apart.
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a compelling story set against the backdrop of 200 fateful days in 1942, when the Jews of Palestine lived in terror of a Nazi invasion. From the award-winning author of the bestselling Galerie comes fast-paced, character-driven historical fiction in the spirit of Ayelet Waldman’s Love and Treasure, Tatiana De Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key, and Charles Belfoure’s The Paris Architect.
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“Moon Path is historical novel writing at its best, and moves between the points of view of Samuel, who is sent from Poland to an arctic Soviet Gulag before World War II, and his brother Aron, who leaves Poland for Palestine. Parted by circumstances which would seem to indicate their ongoing separation, the two brothers struggle to find each other against impossible conditions as war looms in 1942 and the Jewish refugees in Palestine face the threat of a Nazi invasion. The first most notable feature of Steven Greenberg’s story is that it’s a literary achievement powerful in atmospheric backgrounds and compelling descriptions designed to keep readers immersed...
“As Samuel loses his brother and reflects on Aron’s meaning to his life past, present and future, readers are treated to a powerful survey of not just political and social change, but the strife that rips one Jewish family apart. Indeed, there are many partings along the way; but none seem as permanent as the latest, challenging Samuel to reassess his relationship with his sibling as well as the possibilities and desirability of reunion against all odds. Over their lifetimes, both have ‘acquired and inflicted deep wounds.’ But pursuit of new family ties isn’t the only topic driving this powerful story; for Samuel has other concerns that are equally potent.
“The promise and allure of these new connections will keep his life moving towards impossible goals under equally challenging situations in Moon Path, a story that creates an outward trajectory from prison and death towards life and new possibilities, relentlessly driving for resolution and reconnection despite everything. Readers of literary works that survey dreams, realities, and the process of rebuilding lives when everything falls apart will relish the astute observations, strong characters, and survival tactics of these individuals, who face obstacles with courage, fortitude, and determination. Moon Path should be on the shelves of any collection strong in Jewish literature or World War II history.”
“Moon Path by Steven Greenberg is compelling reading. Deeply detailed, historical in nature and spanning a journey of epic proportions, Moon Path leads us by the hand through the horrors of WWII, with characters that are sensational. The connection between the brothers is undeniable and both are incredibly well developed into characters that you won't ever forget; long after the book comes to an end, you will still be living their story. The story moves at a good pace, leading us through the events in their lives, events that can change everything for them. It is an intensive read but it’s one you won’t put down. This is drama, history, romance and action at its best, a story that will stay with you forever.”
“Steven Greenberg is a true wordsmith and provides a veritable banquet for the mind. He takes the reader on an epic journey personally, historically and geographically. Moon Path is an intense and deeply satisfying book, depicting an incredibly dark period in our history. It is historically accurate, written in detail and with depth. I have no hesitation in recommending it. It is a literary feast.”
“The intricacy of detail and research in author Steven Greenberg’s work makes his novel feel like both a reading and learning experience at the same time. The commitment to character development is so strong that it’s easy to forget that Samuel and Aron are fictional, for the struggles they go through reflect the real lives of so many people living all across Europe at the time of the Second World War. The plot is well paced to reveal the chain of events in both their lives, and their fraternal connection sees them through hardships, but is also put to the most extreme tests that human cruelty can throw at them. Overall, Moon Path is a superbly atmospheric work of historical fiction with characters that, once met, are never forgotten.”