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The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
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Jan 18, 2012

it was amazing
Read from January 18 to February 03, 2012

I spent a great deal of this book wondering how the author, younger than I, came to write this epic tale of World War II, and forced myself not to skip to the ending or the acknowledgements. I had my guesses, but in the last pages of the story, the full force of it hit me and I finally understood. The main character, a Hungarian boy, travels to Paris in 1937 to study architecture on scholarship. It's the tale of his studies there, his work on the side at theater companies, and his unexpected love story. Warning signals of the war and anti-Semitism haunt Paris and the characters in the story, forcing Andras and others back to Hungary. It's a devastating portrait of the war, yet ultimately warming and uplifting. At 750+ pages, the full force of the war on individual lives comes bearing down, and one has to ask the question, why did it take the U.S. until the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 to enter the war in Europe.
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message 1: by Christina (new)

Christina Marion, you write beautifully. This sounds like something I would really enjoy. It's on my list. Thank you. Love Christy

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