Loved the book! Read it in one tonight. Unbelievably interesting, riveting, and deeply touching. Thank you! –Amazon Review
What is the meaning of one life?
With simple but haunting allure, The Journey of Sarah Levi-Bondi takes you on a young girl’s journey from the Jewish ghetto in Rome in 1943 to New York City in 1961, where she struggles to honor her father’s last request of her:
Devi fare qualcosa di buono per il mondo.
You have to do something good for the world.
In the face of further inequities and another heartbreaking tragedy, Sarah earns her MD-PHD degree and eventually directs the pediatric research project to cure childhood leukemia at Rockefeller University.
After two successful trial treatments, President Gerald Ford and the U.S. government make an unfathomable request of Sarah and her treatment team to treat the grandson of the Nazi criminal who arranged the transport of more than 1,000 Jews, including her family, to Auschwitz in 1943, where they were all sent to the gas chambers upon arrival.
Sarah’s decision–and the conclusion of her journey–underscore the irony and meaning of life.
Such a good book! It sheds light on a difficult time in history. Inspiring and heartbreaking all in one book. -Amazon Review
About the Author
R. P. Toister, Ph.D., is a psychologist and former professor of behavioral sciences at the University of Miami School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. He has been the Director of the Parent Training Program at the Mailman Center for Child Development.He co-edited the textbook Medical Applications of the Behavioral Sciences, a text for medical students.
He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and in parenting magazines, including Today’s Parent and South Florida Parenting.Dr. Toister has presented numerous professional and parenting workshops and appeared on Educational TV as a host and guest authority, advising parents of children with learning and developmental challenges. He has served as a consultant to the Head Start Program for Miami-Dade County Public Schools.