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The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
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Feb 19, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, history-related, holocaust, fiction
Read from February 23 to 25, 2012

In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit- and the strength of memory.

I loved this haunting book. It was really hard to put down. Based on true stories, it is a different kind of holocaust book. The characters are so real, and you can imagine yourself right there with them. The love story of Josef and Lenka is beautiful, and in a way I liked that there wasn't more of an ending for them.

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