[Book Review] The Resurrector by Moshe Mikanovsky

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By Moshe Mikanovsky

The Levi family is sitting shiva – the Jewish tradition of observing a week-long period of mourning. The family has been shattered by the death of the middle son, Nir. The loss brings back together a father, elder son, and daughter whose relationships have been damaged following the loss of the children’s mother. The appearance of a mysterious stranger sets off a series of events reforming and healing family bonds.

Mikanovsky creates a narrative that is part mystery and part study in inter-personal relationships. The story is written with a beautiful sensitivity as we meet a cast of empathetic characters. The family portrayed is very relatable. The reader can easily see elements of their own family, and indeed, themselves in this story.

The themes of loss and the importance of healing relationships are well presented in this quickly paced story. Without offering spoilers, the ending comes full circle in a satisfying way. I look forward to reading more from Mikanovsky.

I’d like to thank the author for the free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

About the Author

Moshe Mikanovsky

Moshe Mikanovsky is a Software Engineer and Product Management Leader who turns his creativity towards building software products, hosting a podcast, creating visual art, and writing.

Moshe participates in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and, in 2013, began writing his first novel The Resurrector.

Since then, Moshe has studied creative writing at the University of Toronto, honing the technical aspects of novel writing and revisions.

In addition to his love for the written word, Moshe loves mentoring and coaching product managers and startup founders; helping them to realize their entrepreneurial dreams.

He lives with his wife and three daughters in Toronto.

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