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A Forgotten Land
A Forgotten Land

A Forgotten Land

Growing Up in the Jewish Pale: Based on the Recollections of Pearl Unikow Cooper


230 Pages, 6.5 x 9.5

Formats: EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

PDF, $7.99 (US $7.99) (CA $8.99)

Publication Date: February 2013

ISBN 9789655242188

Rights: WOR

Urim Publications (Feb 2013)
Penina Press


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Based on recorded conversations Lisa Cooper’s father had with his mother, Pearl, about her early life in Ukraine, A Forgotten Land is the story of one Jewish family in the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, set within the wider context of pogroms, World War I, the Russian Revolution, and civil war. The book weaves personal tragedy and the little-known history of the period together as Pearl finds her comfortable family life shattered first by the early death of her mother and later by the Bolshevik Revolution and all that follows.


"Lisa Cooper alternately entertains, disturbs, and appalls, but, by speaking in her grandmother's voice with perfect simplicity, she convinces us throughout that truth is more satisfactory (and more shocking) than fiction, and that the preservation in words of each of these individual's lives is more precious than any number of statistical studies depicting the horrors of a place and time that ought never to be forgotten."  —Anne Stevenson, author, Astonishment

Author Biography

Lisa Cooper is an English journalist. Originally conceived as a dissertation for her master’s degree in history, A Forgotten Land is her first novel.