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The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
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Mar 20, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: book-club-selection, 2010
Read in February, 2010

The Madonnas of Leningrad was selected for book club. I loved the fact it was available on Kindle, so as soon as the title was selected, I downloaded the novel.

While the novel was a fast read, I found the jumps from present day to the World War II era, a bit confusing at times. While I understood the author was putting us into the thoughts and mind of a woman afflicted with Alzheimer's, the transitions were often a challenge, although I know that this was ultimately the point.

I absolutely loved the concept of memorizing the paintings. The author's description of the process and the paintings was amazing. I truly was able to picture the works of art. As an avid reader of all things World War II, I enjoyed learning about Leningrad and its struggles.

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