Books: So Well Remembered

ANYA

by SUSAN FROMBERG SCHAEFFER 489 pages. Macmillan. $8.95.

The overwhelming impression left by this rich and brooding novel of wartime Poland is of an actual life agonizingly remembered, not of events and characters cut and fitted to the pattern of a story. Although the obliteration of Polish Jews is the horrifying central fact of the book, the central mystery is that of memory and the flow of time. If Anya Savikin, the heroine, had lived in a peaceful age, her memories in middle years would not have been so filled with blood and broken buildings. But her slow sifting of them would...

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