The Blood Lie

By Shirley Reva Vernick
(Cinco Puntos Press, Hardcover, 9781933693842, 144pp.)

Publication Date: September 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Latent hostility against the Jews erupts in a blood lie when Daisy, a young Gentile girl, disappears in the woods.

Praise For The Blood Lie

"Vernick’s novel is a scathing indictment of anti-Semitism…it is an important book that reminds us of the imperative need to remember lest we find ourselves repeating the horrors of the past." —Booklist

"A powerful—and poignant—reminder that no person can live freely until all people can live freely." —Lauren Myracle, author of Shine

"The evolution of how an anti-Semitic lie spread throughout this community is convincingly portrayed in this story…[and] the troubling issues that the book raises are sure to give readers a sense of the fragility of Jewish-Christian relations and the challenges posed by ignorance. Highly recommended for all libraries." —Association of Jewish Libraries

"Effectively mines layers of ignorance, fear, intolerance and manipulation." —Kirkus Reviews

"…tackles the weighty issue of anti-Semitism with uncompromising clarity."—Publishers Weekly

"The Blood Lie is a riveting and hard to put down novel of small town life and the viciousness that lies in some people." —Midwest Book Review

"A short story that makes an impact."—Shooting Stars Mag

"Vernick has rescued a troubling historical incident and vested it with contemporary relevance." —Hadassah Magazine

"The Blood Lie is the first novel of its kind to be published in the United States."—The Canadian Jewish News

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