08 May 2020

Book Beginning: Enemies, A Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence (or so) of the book we are reading, along with our initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

Herman Broder turned over and opened one eye. In his dreamy state, he wondered whether he was in America, in Tzivkev, or in a German camp.

Isaac Bashevis Singer always wrote in Yiddish and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. That's all I really know about him. I was a bit skittish about reading his work, fearing it would be about the Holocaust and too dark. But this is described as humorous, so I'm hoping for the best. It's my #6 for the Classics Club Spin #23.


  1. I love the look and sound of this one! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “LITTLE SECRETS”

  2. I think it is funny! And a bit touching, too, even if Herman is a bit of a rogue. Hope you enjoy it.