"Each copy should come with a "Perfect for Book Club" sticker on the cover!" -ROSE CITY READER
...Winkler takes a topic of growing interest, the recovery and return of art stolen by the Nazis, and weaves a story spanning 23 years about one family and one painting. But this is not a novel about the horrors of war or the detective work involved in art recovery. Instead, Winkler focuses on the struggles of trying to reestablish a life when everything you know and love is gone.
Each copy should come with a 'Perfect for Book Club' sticker on the cover!
"Rose City Reader"
Fiction depicting one family . . . serves deep truths about individuals and societies. We are invited to consider how art is valued or debased, and what is transitory in our lives, what permanent. A compelling journey.
Dr. David Altshuler, Founding Director, Museum of Jewish Heritage
"Portrait of a Woman in White" is a fairy tale, interrupted . . . a poignant novel about the members of a close Jewish family whose beautiful lives are suddenly shattered when the Nazis invade France. Placed against the backdrop of Hitler s efforts to plunder a nation s cultural treasures, the story gives us characters and a world of such refinement that any reader will be captivated."Between the Covers: The Book Babes Guide to a Woman s Reading Pleasures"
Two cultured French families lose everything in the Second World War, even each other. Winkler spins from this tragic tale a thing of beauty, as delicately radiant as the imagined painting at its core, even as she keeps the pages turning until the end.
Nicole Mones, author of "Night in Shanghai"
I've read "Portrait of a Woman in White" with great enjoyment. What a beautiful story.
Douglas Preston, best-selling author of seventeen novels, including "White Fire""