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The Stars Can Wait: A Novel

2.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  66 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
In this powerful debut set in 1940s German-occupied Poland, a young Catholic boy unearths the secrets of his brother's mysterious life.

Fifteen-year-old Gracian Sofka is a stargazer. Every night for the past year he has broken curfew to view the constellations from a clearing in the forest-that is, until his older brother, Pawel, discovers his secret pastime. And now that t
ebook, 192 pages
Published November 12th 2013 by Henry Holt and Co. (first published January 1st 2002)
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Kylie Hood
Haunting. The writing was gripping and eloquently done. Almost like "shadow of the wind" with the writing style and yet it was slightly lacking in plot. However, for a first novel it gripped me and the writing was so strong I could overlook the gaps in plot development. Nice last read for the year. Sad because you see the dreams that rise above us slowly wither and die as we face a cold reality of the world we live in. We cannot live forever as star gazers...sometimes we must fix our gaze on the ...more
Maggie Nowakowska
Aug 17, 2007 Maggie Nowakowska rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm a sucker for stories of Poland in WW2....
Jasmine Rockwell
I don't remember much about the book. In fact, I had to have help figuring out what the title was because I couldn't remember! So it must not have made that much of an impact on me.
Feb 07, 2015 Sheila rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a sad story. I couldn't put the book down. I felt that I needed to know what happened next. Very sad ending.
This sad tale is very moving though the ending leaves the reader with a feeling that hope is just out of reach.
Kimberly Jane Sioco
This is by far, the saddest, and the most hopeless tragedy for contemporary literature that I've read.
i want to read this book. just to understand what is the article beyond.
Mikko Peralta
Feb 17, 2014 Mikko Peralta rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sad. Tragic. Boring.
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