Tatae's Promise

Based on the true story of a young woman’s escape from Auschwitz with her sister

Fiction - Historical - Personage
550 Pages
Reviewed on 02/01/2024
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Author Biography

Sherry Maysonave, who brought Hinda’s story to life on the written page, is an award- winning author and acclaimed motivational speaker.

Sherry has been interviewed by over 200 television, radio, and print publications across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. This includes multiple appearances on NBC’s Today, ABC, CBS, Fox, and NPR radio. Sherry has been featured in USA Today, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, InStyle, and BusinessWeek.

Sherry’s first book, "Casual Power", was an Amazon category best-seller in non-fiction .

Sherry’s debut novel, "The Girl Who Could Read Hearts", has garnered fifteen awards, including Gold Medal in the Readers’ Favorite International Awards.

Moises J. Goldman
Hinda’s son, Moises, translated and transcribed his mother’s eleven audio tapes that were recorded in Yiddish and Spanish.

Dr. Goldman is an accomplished aerospace scientist, executive, and entrepreneur. As CEO, COO, and CTO in diverse industries, he developed business across North America, South America, and Europe working with small companies and global corporations like ATT, Northrop Grumman, Whirlpool, America Movil, GM, Ford, Scotia Bank, and HSBC.

Dr. Goldman holds an MSEE and PhD in Engineering Systems from UCLA and an MBA from MIT Sloan. He has served on boards at MIT and the Illinois Institute of Technology, Knapp Center for Entrepreneurship. He was a founding member of the TALENT Program at the Illinois Math and Science Academy (I.M.S.A.).

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Tatae's Promise is a work of fiction in the historical, family saga, and interpersonal drama subgenres. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience and was penned by author team Sherry Maysonave and Moises J. Goldman. Readers will find themselves immersed in an emotionally charged and deeply moving account of a young woman's escape from Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Hinda Mondlak's story is one of unimaginable courage, family bonds, and enduring love in the face of unspeakable horrors. The narrative unfolds with meticulous attention to detail, vividly portraying Hinda's harrowing journey from the Nazi occupation in Poland to the death camps and her ultimate escape.

Author team Sherry Maysonave and Moises J. Goldman weave together personal, historical, psychological, and cultural threads to create a narrative that transcends its historical context and offers a poignant and perspective-altering experience. The emotional richness of Hinda's story is complemented by the atmospheric detail that brings each phase of her ordeal to life. There’s a delicate balance in the storytelling to show how truly grim and harrowing these life experiences were, but also never to overwhelm the reader too much. I was deeply moved by the close narrative style, allowing us an intimate portrayal of gathering strength and maintaining hope. The book not only pays tribute to the resilience of people under immense pressure and persecution but also serves as a crucial testimony to one of the darkest periods in human history. Overall, I would certainly recommend Tatae's Promise as a compelling read that leaves a lasting impact, urging readers to remember and reflect on the strength of the human will to survive and tell the stories of those who endured unthinkable suffering.