Author Scott E. Blumenthal discusses his powerful Holocaust-era novel "The Kiss," recipient of 2014 IPPY Gold Medal for Historical Fiction. After inheriting his family’s secret heirloom, Aron Beckman discovers an astonishing musical gift.
“This breathtaking novel, a musical story set against the backdrop of the Holocaust…will stay with you long after you’ve read the last page.” –Ari L. Goldman, author of "The Search for God at Harvard"
“This breathtaking first novel by Scott E. Blumenthal will stay with the reader, as will the strains of music that he or she will hear at special moments.” –Jewish Book Council
Hear Scott's interview on WUNC’s “The State of Things”: http://wunc.org/post/bright-light-time-darkness