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Bergmann’s ‘The Trick’ is Light-Hearted Look at Serious Subjects


April 26, 2018

One of my most reliable sources for readings comes from long-time friend Molly B. We have similar tastes and she has a keen eye for good books. When she suggested I read “The Trick” by Emanuel Bergmann, I wasted no time in finding a copy and am happy to share it with you.

A bestseller in Europe, it’s about the lure of magic and the circus. We start in Prague and the year is 1934. The son of a rabbi is captivated when a magician and his beautiful assistant perform amazing tricks. When circumstances in his life change drastically, he runs away in the hopes of joining the troupe and...

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