Gemma Liviero

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Gemma Liviero Hi Megan,
The book is placed under general Historical Fiction, and then under various subgenres such as Jewish, Religious & Inspirational, and…more
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The book is placed under general Historical Fiction, and then under various subgenres such as Jewish, Religious & Inspirational, and others.
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Gemma Liviero There are times when I get swamped by ideas, and this can make it hard to see where I need to go. I shut down the computer and focus on something else…moreThere are times when I get swamped by ideas, and this can make it hard to see where I need to go. I shut down the computer and focus on something else for a day or two to clear my head and take a break from the characters that I’m spending too much time with. After a break I always have a better helicopter view of everything.(less)
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The journey for Broken Angels was long, rocky and emotional at times, knowing that many of the circumstances I was writing about were in fact a reality for some. I’ve read countless accounts on life during that time, and everyone’s story has left a mark. Sometimes, it was little more than one line of a statement that would set me on a path to learn more about the conditions and events. To see t... Read more of this blog post »
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“She never indulged in self-pity, nor did she point the finger of blame for her misfortunes. Her heart was clear of bitterness. I believe that if a person’s strength of character is measured at the end of his or her life, it is by these qualities—qualities that allow a life to be lived, free of those restraints we place upon ourselves.”
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"This absolutely riveting, character-driven novel presents us with three views of Nazi Europe that are simply breathtaking. This is not your usual Holocaust novel which focuses on the prisoners in the death camps. I was near tears several times as..." Read more of this review »
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"Via Netgalley. This was a very sad story, still it gave me a sense of hope. The 3 main characters experience WWII from vastly different viewpoints. A Nazi doctor, a Jewish ghetto inmate, and a child torn away from her family, because of her Aryan..." Read more of this review »
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"There seems to be a plethora of this genre of fictional books being written lately but this one really stands out for its cast of characters. They are eclectic and would be enemies but they all come together in an unimaginable way. Willem is a Ger..." Read more of this review »
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“Love is more than just a word. It is something you grow into with time.”
Gemma Liviero, Broken Angels
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“As long as there is a sun and a moon, there is another day to love and fight.”
Gemma Liviero, Pastel Orphans

“Each time my mother sank to the bottom of cold despair, she would always find a break in the ice above, to breathe new air, to find new purpose. She never indulged in self-pity, nor did she point the finger of blame for her misfortunes. Her heart was clear of bitterness. I believe that if a person’s strength of character is measured at the end of his or her life, it is by these qualities—qualities that allow a life to be lived, free of those restraints we place upon ourselves. But that doesn’t mean we should forget.”
Gemma Liviero, Broken Angels

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Mrs. Miniver Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther by Jan Struther
The Times columns were short reflections on everyday life, based in part on Struther's own family and experiences. While the columns started out as lighthearted domestic scenes where the outside world barely intruded, the approach of World War II slowly brought darker global concerns into Mrs. Miniver's world. One of the more memorable pieces appears near the middle of the series, where the Minivers get gas masks.
 
  4 votes 26.7%

City of Thieves City of Thieves by David Benioff by David Benioff
During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.
 
  3 votes 20.0%

The One Man The One Man by Andrew Gross by Andrew Gross
1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendl is separated from his family and sent to the men’s camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life’s work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge. Knowledge that could start a war, or end it.
 
  2 votes 13.3%

Salt to the Sea Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys by Ruta Sepetys
Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets.

Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war.
 
  1 vote 6.7%

Lilac Girls Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly by Martha Hall Kelly
Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this debut novel reveals a story of love, redemption, and secrets that were hidden for decades.
 
  1 vote 6.7%

Broken Angels Broken Angels by Gemma Liviero by Gemma Liviero
A Nazi doctor. A Jewish rebel. A little girl. Each one will fight for freedom—or die trying.
 
  1 vote 6.7%

Mischling Mischling by Affinity Konar by Affinity Konar
A superbly crafted story, told in a voice as exquisite as it is boundlessly original, Mischling defies every expectation, traversing one of the darkest moments in human history to show us the way toward ethereal beauty, moral reckoning, and soaring hope.
 
  1 vote 6.7%

Sarah's Key Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay by Tatiana de Rosnay
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.
 
  1 vote 6.7%

War Brides War Brides by Helen Bryan by Helen Bryan
With war threatening to spread from Europe to England, the sleepy village of Crowmarsh Priors settles into a new sort of normal: Evacuees from London are billeted in local homes. Nightly air raids become grimly mundane. The tightening vice of rationing curtails every comfort. Men leave to fight and die. And five women forge an unlikely bond of friendship that will change their lives forever.
 
  1 vote 6.7%

The Safest Place in London The Safest Place in London by Maggie Joel by Maggie Joel
On a frozen January evening in 1944, Nancy Levin, and her three-year-old daughter, Emily, flee their impoverished East London home as an air raid siren sounds. Not far away, 39- year-old Diana Meadows and her own child, three-year-old Abigail, are lost in the black-out as the air raid begins. Finding their way in the jostling crowd to the mouth of the shelter they hurry to the safety of the underground tube station.
 
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The Winds of War The Winds of War (The Henry Family, #1) by Herman Wouk by Herman Wouk
Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American.
 
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Eye of the Needle Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett by Ken Follett
One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin -- code name: "The Needle" -- who holds the key to ultimate Nazi victory.
 
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“Because they are ignorant and their parents are ignorant. Because they don’t know any better.” Pastel Orphans”
Gemma Liviero, Pastel Orphans

“Poor little lambs,’ says one, eyeing us constantly, as if there is something wrong with us; as if we have a condition that can’t be named.” Pastel Orphans”
Gemma Liviero, Pastel Orphans

“...I feel pity that she will never fully understand what it is to be loved and forgiven, then loved even more.” Pastel Orphans”
Gemma Liviero, Pastel Orphans

“Late afternoon, a package arrives addressed to me. Inside is a picture book and the title is Hansel and Gretel. It is the most beautiful book. It has a golden spine and the pictures are shining with color.
I read the whole book over and over again and then I read it to Greta, who clings to me afterwards.
“It is all right,” I say to her. “It is just a story. Things like that don’t really happen.”
Gemma Liviero, Pastel Orphans

“Love is more than just a word. It is something you grow into with time.”
Gemma Liviero, Broken Angels
tags: love




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