Levi’s War By Julie Thomas, HarperCollins, $35
Levi Horowitz doesn’t consider himself soldier material. However, as he flees Berlin in 1938 with the family treasures the young musician finds himself in a life-threatening position at the Danish border.
It’s here he learns that he can take care of himself.
Years later a tape emerges of Levi revealing to his relatives that he lived a life far different to what they knew of him.
They are shocked by the revelations of a man they thought they knew. A man who came face to face with Hitler, who did things that were both shocking and heroic. An absorbing, well-written read.