I found the book quite boring in the beginning, but the story got better when the narrative was moved from San Francisco to Chile
This is a story with many layers, brutal and naked, which had several twists I did not see coming. There are many themes, consequences of choices made, secrets
The Ghetto Within by Santiago H. Amigorena also deals with issues of identity, as many immigrants do. Are they Argentina? Polish? Polish-Argentinian? Jewish?
After getting home from a very long shift, Dr. Jafaari is woken up asking to come identify his wife’s body who has been killed in a suicide attack
While this is certainly not a history book, the lives of the women follow the national struggles (civil rights for example) which got national attention
Pictures of real American circus scenes from the first half of the century peppered throughout the book which really hit home and helped visualize the narrative
The making of a writer. Daniel Baciagalupo and his father flee a 1950’s New Hampshire logging town after Daniel accidentally killed his father’s lover.
In A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True the author fashions the tale in a fairytale like narrative spiced with European / Yiddish humor
A fictional story tells the story of 3 generations of Estonian women (& the men in their lives).The book correspond to the historical events which take Estonia