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City of Women by David R. Gillham
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Jun 14, 12

Read in June, 2012

I was happy to receive the ARC of this novel from the publisher. Finished it this morning and very much enjoyed it. No, it's not a "feel good" book and that's due to the subject matter. WWII, Berlin, trying to survive in a world turned upside down and Gillham captures it all very powerfully from a women's point of view.

Not all readers might agree with the main character and her choices. But it was easy for me to relate to such a horrific time in our history and fully understand that everybody does what is right for them. I read the book with an open mind and no judgement. With all of this said, I thought it was very well written about a very difficult time and subject. Gillham did a wonderful job in capturing this dark time. And unlike some reviewers on Amazon...I didn't find the novel "depressing." It's realistic and to quote a sentence from the book, "it is what it is."
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