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Marilyn Bowering's Visible Worlds introduces at least 12 characters, cuts from Winnipeg to Siberia to the North Pole, shifts back and forth in time from 1960 to 1934 and depicts three crucial deaths. And that's just the first 14 pages. There's more to come--much more--in this book that takes on the Great Depression, World War II and the Korean War, exploring their effects ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published 1999 by Flamingo (first published 1997)
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Novanz
Mar 17, 2010 Novanz rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
As is mentioned in a review in the back of the book, this story drives you on in the quest to find out exactly how the two stories weave themselves together, and of course how everything turns out in the end!

It also sent me on a mission to learn more about parts of history that I previously didn't know much about.
Juthi Dewan
Jul 03, 2013 Juthi Dewan rated it really liked it
This book is beautiful. No other word for this.

I loved the story of the twins, Albrecht and Gerhard and their friend Nate. What I didn't like is,the story of Fika. Even though Fika is pretty important, I just found her part of the story boring. Even though everything about Siberia and the ice and snow is beautifully written and wonderfully described, I found it boring.

This is a wonderful book, it is. About friendship, broken marriages, about Germany and the second world war.

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