Sunday, April 05, 2009

Book Review -- "Those Who Save Us"

I haven't shared a book review in a while so I thought I'd share this one. I am a WWII buff and like to read history and historical fiction alike, and this one was absolutely amazing. I also read "All But My Life", which is a fantastic memoir about life during the Holocaust.


Those Who Save Us Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing story about WWII and how it affects lives -- not just during the atrocities of the war, but afterwards, when the effects pass on to the children. If you are given the chance to save your child by doing things that repulse you, would you do them? And how do you cope with your feelings towards a rescuer who is a monster?

The book moves back and forth between Anna's life during the war and her daughter Trudy's current-day struggles. I won't write any more, because to do so would give away the story, and it's a book you really need to read.

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3 comments:

  1. That sounds good!! I'll be sure to reserve it at my library this week. I'm always up for a great and interesting read. Thanks!

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  2. I have that on my book shelf but have not had time to read it yet. Maybe I will move it up on my to do list!

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  3. Ooh, thanks for the recommendation - I've been looking for something new to read!

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