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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Biography and Memoir, 2013

Told with the same old-fashioned narrative power as the novels of Herman Wouk, The Seamstress is the true story of Seren (Sara) Tuvel Bernstein and her survival during wartime. This powerful eyewitness account of survival, told with power and grace, will stay with listeners for years to come.

©1999 Sara Tuvel Bernstein (P)2011 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"There are many recent accounts of Holocaust victims, but this work stands alone as a testimony to personal strength and an independent spirit." (Library Journal)

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  • Margcol
  • WEST PALM BEACH, FL, US
  • 06-16-15

Captivating!

Enjoyed every minute of this book. Have a deep respect and admiration for such intelligent, resourceful woman. Would have loved to meet her. Highly recommended this book. Eye opening!

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New insghts

Couldn't stop listening. It was great to hear story in first person and know it is true.

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  • Ken
  • Kelso, WA, United States
  • 06-02-15

Ten stars aren't enough

This has to be the best written and narrated book I have read in a long time, maybe all time. The author and narrator make it feel as if you were there. Phenomenal.

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  • Richard
  • Milwaukee, WI, United States
  • 05-31-15

Minor Flaws

This story is important and told with a surprisingly straightforward honesty. The narrator was fine though the east European accent was a bit flawed - there seemed to be hint of Irish brogue that was a little distracting.

The afterword was not the strongest part of the book. The perceptions and experiences of the children of Holocaust survivors is interesting and perhaps important. It might even be worth a sequel. Co-opting Sara's story was not the place for Sara's daughter to talk about herself

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STuck with me

great book. extremely well read by actor. Moving story. I have highly recommended. I really liked it. Good true story.

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Excellent Book

This is a heart wrenching story, beautifully narrated. It is a story that needed to be told and heard. It is a wonderful book!

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Great story of optimistic tenacity

I had no expectations for this book. I usually stick to books people have recommended. It was on a list of Buy two get one free. I was not disappointed!

I loved the narration, the author and of course Sara. Life dealt her a pretty tough hand and through it all she cared for and loved others, worked hard no matter what, made the best decisions she could at any given moment, stood up for what she knew was right, found happiness as often as possible and in the end had no regrets. We could all learn a few things from her and her life. Amazing!

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Absolutely engulfing!!! Loved it! Narrator great!

Absolutely engulfing!!! Loved feeling as if I were there!! Narrator was great!!!! Highly recommended listen!!!!!

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Really great story!

This was a really great book. I enjoyed the entire story from beginning to end. The narrator was very good. and I greatly appreciated the struggles that she shared in her book.

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Very Interesting! Great listen. Couldn't stop.

Would you listen to The Seamstress again? Why?

I would listen to this again. It was a wonderful listen but also so informative and encouraging. The strength and attitude this woman had during the things she endured is amazing. Somehow it gives you strength once you listen.

What did you like best about this story?

That Sara survived and through all her turmoil she kept amazingly strong and positive.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved the part where she and her siblings confronted the other children on the bridge on the way home from school. Sort of her first challenge in life.

Any additional comments?

I have heard many stories of the horrible things that happened to the Jews during this time but never felt like it was coming from a survivor. Brings a whole new understanding.