Kathe Coleman
Kathe Coleman asked:

I had read in one review that this was actually fiction. Had anyone else come across that?

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Etta's Books Yes, this is fiction. The author writes about his grandfather's life and makes a connection with his own childhood. Even though I think the author has made up details and filled in the gaps he found in the journals of his grnadfather, I consider it as fiction.
Edward Irons Like so much writing, it is a mixture. I read it as a memoire where the author recreated the gaps. I assumed he actually did receive his grandfather's journal. Was that not the case?
Miriam It is a novel, based on the memoires of the authors grandfather.
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