This book reminds me of a colossal stained glass window. As I first entered the story to meet Chana and Sophia, I could only see colored fragments. The first stories seemed to connect up at random, but each set of brilliantly hued words glowed under Krasnoff’s treatment and was enjoyable as a separate part.
As I moved deeper into the book, I began to see connections—some were quite surprising. Two Jewish families, one from Russia and one from Germany, began to take shape in the reflections. The tales reached out to interact not only with each other, but with me as the reader. More of the picture became clear.
Coming to the end was like stepping back far enough to see the whole grand window. I could no longer distinguish the individual lives that had built this vision. The two families had interconnected to create this mosaic of life, love and promises kept.
Beautiful, delicate science fiction with the warmth of the human experience running throughout, the stories reflect all of us. I enjoyed The History of Soul 2065, and look forward to more from Barbara Krasnoff.