Ms. Nose in a Book: Review of On the Sickle’s Edge


On the Sickle’s Edge is an historical novel based on the author’s family experience.  It follows generations of one family as they are forced from the only home they’ve known during World War I, suffer the loss of loved ones, and struggle to assimilate into a different culture. 

I loved this book. I was immediately intimidated by the size but when I actually dived in to read it, I couldn’t put it down. 

This story was really moving, really gripping, and also very sad for me. It was a story filled with grief, loss, and struggle but it was also a story of survival, love, hope, and identity. 

This book adds to the conversation that we are all having and will continue to have about immigration, acceptance, and overall human rights. You can’t help but be right there with them in their struggle to survive and overcome. I didn’t really know much about the attitude and actions toward Jews in Russia at that time so I learned a lot.

This book was beautiful and affecting. There were times when I had to put it down and take a breather, times when I was so moved, and times when I just couldn’t put it down.

This is a great book, very gripping and very moving. Five stars. Highly recommend. 

Happy Reading everyone!