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Another Green World

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A coming-of-age and falling-in-love story that turns into a war story: a tour de force that reaches from the last golden summer before the Great Depression into the darkest precincts of the twentieth century.

In 1929, at an international youth summit in the Weimar Republic, four young Americans meet various German counterparts on a lovely, remote mountaintop; here they tal
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published August 15th 2006 by Knopf (first published 2006)
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Jul 23, 2010 Caroline rated it did not like it
Miserable read. Absolutely miserable. I want the last few hours of my life back. The setting is wonderful; the story stinks.

This book has some promising new angles on the WWII novel: prominent treatment of Europe's Eastern Front, the hopeless complexity of "The Resistance," and a frank look at the permeability of any and all political boundaries between ancient foes and allies.

I think I stuck with the book till the bitter end because I kept hoping I could pull some larger satisfaction out of th
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Feb 16, 2013 Adam Smith rated it liked it
For as much as I enjoyed reading this book, the ending left a sour taste in my mouth. I loved how he intertwined the two stories (1929 and 1944) together so expertly. Letting you know just enough about the history of the group at just the right times. However, the ending felt a little thrown together to me. It just seemed like he got tired of writing and wanted to wrap it up quick one day. Oh, well...
Amy Buringrud
May 26, 2007 Amy Buringrud rated it did not like it
Actually, I couldn't get past the first few chapters, so I haven't technically read this one. I really like his writing style, but I just couldn't get into these characters.
Dec 11, 2008 Liz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An unexpected view of WWII--really interesting.
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