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The Welsh Girl
The Welsh Girl is a story in three parts. There's the story of Rotheram, the German-Jew who escaped from Germany to England and is now placed in charg ...more
Jan 10, 2010
Jan 09, 2010
A Trace of Smoke (Hannah Vogel, #1)
I was pretty disappointed by this book. At one point in time I might have enjoyed this story of a mid-30's woman attempting to find out what exactly h ...more
Dec 10, 2009
Dec 09, 2009
The Witch's Trinity
The Witch's Trinity is the story of Gude, an elderly German woman living in the early 1500's. She lives with her son, Jost, her daughter-in-law and he ...more
Dec 15, 2009
Dec 15, 2009
Skeletons at the Feast
I've read a fair share of Holocaust novels, some good, some bad, and I was hoping to lump Skeletons at the Feast by Christ Bohjalian in with the good ...more
Dec 04, 2009
Dec 02, 2009
The Baker's Daughter
When it comes to WWII novels, several sides really get highlighted in novels about the subject - but one side that doesn't receive a whole lot of atte ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy
I've read quite a few memoirs and stories about experiences during the Holocaust (including listening to my own Grandfather's story on a cassette tape ...more
Oct 29, 2009
Oct 29, 2009
Going Over
Have you ever read a book that you knew, instinctively, that you have to love it even though you don't like it very much? Often, I'll pick up a very a ...more
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
The Day the Flowers Died
I had high hopes for this book. The cover is stunning, the title beautiful and I have a weak spot for WWII-based stories.

The first thing that threw me
Sep 09, 2010
Sep 09, 2010
A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True
And the Pigeon was no glupek about women either. He had learned something aobut them from his eight sisters, and if over the years he had absorbed onl ...more
Aug 21, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
Sometimes I think there may be something wrong with me because I'll pick up a book that has been gushed over and be all excited to dive into it and th ...more
Oct 27, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
I can't believe I've never read this book. Short, powerful, heartbreaking. A must-read for everyone, not just those of us who have had family who expe ...more
Sep 26, 2009
Sep 25, 2009
All the Light We Cannot See
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
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