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German for Travelers by Norah Labiner
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Nov 15, 11

Read from October 21 to November 15, 2011

German for Travelers weaves past and present together in a unique way that I ended up really loving. There are so many good things about the novel -- interesting use of language, the way the mystery of the family connections are revealed. The concept of German travel dovetails nicely with the deeper storyline. My only complaint is that I got lost a little in all the characters; there are quite a few, and it's a little difficult to follow all the lines. In that respect, though, I suppose it works out since I feel compelled to reread the novel to see what I missed (and I suspect this is one of those novels where you'll always find another thing you missed during read-through).

Coffeehouse Press did a great job on the physical book itself: it's lovely. This is one instance where you must have the book instead of downloading it to a reader.

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