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The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
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Feb 27, 13

bookshelves: historical-fiction, nook, wwii, favorites, top-books-of-all-time
Read from January 02 to 27, 2011

This is great historical fiction. It is wonderfully researched with a rich detail from the period. I was a bit slower in finishing this novel because I kept going off to lookup a general, a defence minister, a cathedral, a side street. All were spot on and fit into the narrative seamlessly.

The first third of the book is character development set in Paris before any real WWII effects sink in. I wrote a status update in GOODREADS during that part of the book complaining a bit because I didn't think it was showing me much historical placement. I went back and deleted it because in retrospect its a ludicrous comment.

This is a book about the lives of Hungarian Jews during the period up to and including WWII. Although none of the main characters ever actually spends time in a concentration camp, the story shows the hardships, prejudices and dispare of their lives.

Recommended for lovers of WWII historical fiction.
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Karen Glenn have you read The Glass Room by Simon Mawer? I do like your comment about Bridge I may have to edit my review, maybe a bit too hard on it.

Glenn Thanks For the recommendations Karen. I put The Glass Room & Skeletons at the Feast in my wish list. They look like exactly the kind of books I will love.

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