Reviews by rkraut
Parts of this are completely fascinating and absorbing. Also there is a cameo of an Ann Arborite! Other parts kind of dragged. If you are interested in what life was like for Jews in Germany 1935-1945, through letters and research, this is quite interesting. I heard the author interviewed on NPR and a lot of what is in the book was covered in the interview.
I was looking for a book that was funny and had a happy ending and a bookseller sold me this. I wouldn't say it has a "happy" ending but it is satisfying. It has some funny scenes but I didn't think it was laugh out loud funny. There is a deep sorrow to the book but nothing too terrible happens and it definitely drew me in! So--enjoy!
This is my son's favorite book--it weaves together heartbreak and funniness.
Well, new to me anyway. I have just discovered the Maisie Dobbs series and I like it! If you are looking for something similar try Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher series, set in Australia.
My kids' favorite movie when they were little. Preferred over the 2011 version.