Tag Archives: World War II

Missing My Mother

All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy is a touching novel about a man named Myshkin whose mother abandoned him when he was 9-years-old. After reading the first line of the book, I had a tough time putting … Continue reading

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Stiff Upper Lip

Dear Mrs. Bird by A J Pearce is a novel I truly enjoyed! It takes place in London during the German blitzkrieg in WWII. Emmeline, the main character, is a woman in her early twenties who dreams of becoming a … Continue reading

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Turn coat

With the exception of what I thought was unnecessary explicit sex, A Single Spy by William Christie is a novel I enjoyed. It takes place during World War II. The main character, Alexsi, is an orphaned teenage boy who becomes … Continue reading

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Luck

Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig is a wonderful coming of age story about an eleven-year-old boy named Donal who lives with his grandmother on a Montana ranch. In need of an operation, Donal’s grandmother packs her old wicker … Continue reading

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The Polish Front

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter is a 2017 book based on World War Two events experienced by the author’s Jewish ancestors. I have read many books about the war, but this is the first I think I have … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan is a highly publicized novel which came as a disappointment to me. Although there were things I liked about the book, the positives were far outweighed by negative reactions I had to a number of … Continue reading

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Strains of Vienna

The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons left me disappointed and I am sorry I wasted time on it.  After reading Solomon’s more recent novel, I vowed to give her work another go. Once again, I sensed seeds of a … Continue reading

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