Reviews by rkraut
Parts fascinating
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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.
Sweet, swift read
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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!
Wonderful and funny
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This is my son's favorite book--it weaves together heartbreak and funniness.
New series!
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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.
The best
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My kids' favorite movie when they were little. Preferred over the 2011 version.