A small, but significant slice of history. The village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon became part of a wide network to rescue Jews from the Nazi killing machine
The Ghetto Within by Santiago H. Amigorena also deals with issues of identity, as many immigrants do. Are they Argentina? Polish? Polish-Argentinian? Jewish?
A 7-year-old boy recalls the memories of a missing 22-year-old musician in this psychological thriller about fierce love between mothers and sons
Gaiman lets the reader do a lot of the imagining, he stays away from overexplaining “how” or even “why” – many things are “just is”.
Jonas Jonasson seems to, once again, take pleasure in writing farces, comedy of errors that happen to somehow work out. Kevin
I appreciated the stress and dangers the protagonists went through. I enjoyed reading about the cultural importance of the ocean, boats, food, and knitting.
The research the author did shine, and I’ve learned several things about Latvia, the region, the way Latvian Jews viewed the Soviets, and a bit of history
I always wondered what a bored literature professor saw in books things which I either couldn’t, wouldn’t, or simply didn’t care to.
While The Unfamiliar Garden by Benjamin Percy could certainly classify as a horror novel, I found it to be less scary and more of a science-fiction thriller.
Sara Gillepsie is her family’s sole survivor after a Nazi bombing. Leaving her home in Ireland, she goes to work in England helping the war effort.