Adult Fiction book review

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

After having seen the book-to-movie film preview for this novel, I purchased a copy, thinking it would be like so many of the historical fiction novels of WWII that I've read and enjoyed. Though it was very different, I still enjoyed it very much. It took me quite a bit longer to read it than others, but… Continue reading The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

Adult Fiction book review

The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff

Emma, a young Jewish woman living in Poland during WWII, is forced to assume a new identity as a Polish girl named Anna. A newlywed, Emma's husband Jacob is in the Jewish resistance group and he is forced to go into hiding just a short time after they are married.  Emma and her parents are… Continue reading The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff

Adult Fiction book review

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Lilac Girls is a beautiful, heartbreaking story of three strong-willed women with very unique backgrounds and circumstances, but each impacted greatly by WWII and the Holocaust. Kasia, a young Polish teenager was taken by train along with her mother and older sister to an all women's prison camp, Ravensbruck, where she and her sister Zuzanna… Continue reading Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys will be published on February 2, 2016 by Penguin. Below is a must-watch video of Ruta Sepetys describing her book. Many thanks to Penguin Teen for providing it.   The first thing I want to say is that I do not believe I can actually do this wonderful, beautifully haunting book justice… Continue reading Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys