By REBECCA WALD
I have just read “The Measure of His Grief” by Jewish author Lisa Braver Moss. It is a character and issue driven novel, with an air of mystery, that is engaging and well paced.
|"Grief" Author, Lisa Braver Moss|
As the book opens, we enter the life of Berkeley physician Sandy Waldman, who has just learned his father, a Holocaust survivor, has died. What occurs in the days that follow is confusing and remarkable: he begins to experience gripping physical and psychological pain that appears to have no medical origin.
Ultimately, Sandy comes to believe he’s been reliving the long repressed trauma of his own circumcision. Thus begins Sandy’s journey of self discovery that will change, and challenge, everything about his life. Like any good work of fiction, “The Measure of His Grief” has an underlying symbolism that will not be apparent to many readers, but will work its way, like water, into the deepest reaches of their psyches.