Category Archives: holocaust

The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman

  I really want to talk about The Lost Wife but I feel that I cannot properly do so without revealing spoilers, even though one of them takes place in the first chapter.  However I enjoyed it very much, and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, fiction, holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II

Annexed

Annexed by Sharon Dogar Published:  2010 by Houghton Mifflin Source:  Purchased Reading Challenge:  A-Z Book Challenge   It takes a lot of guts to write a novel based on a historical figure.  It takes even more guts to write a … Continue reading

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Far to Go by Alison Pick

Far to Go by Alison Pick Published:  2010 by House of Anansi Press/Harper Collins Canada Source:  Purchased   This novel begins with a prophetic sentence:  “I wish this were a happy story.”  Given that much of the narrative is set in … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Book Challenge, Canadian lit., holocaust, reviews

The Envoy by Alex Kershaw

The Envoy:  The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II, by Alex Kershaw Published:  2010 by Da Capo Press Source:  borrowed from the library   In  high school history class, … Continue reading

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The Envoy by Alex Kershaw

The Envoy:  The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II, by Alex Kershaw Published:  2010 by Da Capo Press Source:  borrowed from the library   In  high school history class, … Continue reading

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