Less about the art and more about meeting her long time love.
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First time author Alyson Richman. In part this book seemed a bit tedious and just another story of a survivor of a centration camp. But if you like these types of books it did have its own unique perspective. The author stated she started out to make this book into a World War II novel about stolen art but it morphed into a loves story set amidst pre-war Prague, two young people falling in love and how the war divided them and the experiences they both encountered in moving ahead, ifrst with the war then with just life itself. It was well written. It was listened to as part of a road trip which always seems to make travel go faster.
Was the author trying to win an award for cramming the most metaphors in a single book? It really had the potential of being a half way decent story should the author been better. I felt like I was listening to someone who just read, "Writing Novels for Dummies".
Yes - though the backdrop is a subject dealt with hundreds of times, the structure of the narration in first person singular of the two main characters was very interesting as was the style of narration and the voice modulation signifying the mood & the environment.
I can not pick one as there were many but some that stood out were Lenka's digging her heels on staying with her family and not going with Yosef unless the other 3 members of her family also come despite opposition from everyone.Then there was the resistance through the drawings & paintings - improvising with what was available and passing the skill to the children so that they could tell the world the truth.Gotlieb proposing to Lenka - taking her back and giving her a good complete life.After liberation Lenka going to Lutia's home and the exchange between Alichka & Lenka.
Just one word Excellent!
Somewhat like that. I finished it pretty quickly.
The depth, visulization, use of words, describing the moments, feelings, pain, suffering - superbly done.
The artistry of the words. The author's ability to "paint" portraits, characters, and situations in such a way that they are felt as much as heard.
The depth of emotion.
As far as I know, this is the first time that I've heard them. I enjoyed their performance.
What a strange question. I really don't have an answer.
When the book ended, I actually sat up saying, "no, no, no, it can't be over!"
Excellent production, the story covered so much... life before, during, and after the war. I loved getting to know the characters and glimpsing what it must be like to have survived the holocaust. I think back upon friends' parents I knew with a deeper appreciation for how they managed their new lives in the US. While listening to the audio book I couldn't help think that if only some of Donald Trump's supporters could hear this story and learn a little history, they wouldn't be so quick to condemn another solely based on a person's religion.
I really like the interplay of the main characters stories from their own points of view. I do wish there was more of Josef's story. I think both narrators did a great job.
Professor at Federal University of Uberlândia (Brazil). I love romances and thrillers. Feel free to send me e-books suggestions!
I have no words to express the emotion that this book awakened on me. It pulled me in from the very beginning, I wanted to know what fate has prepared for each of the characters and I really wanted their safety! I usually listen to books when I'm running, in this book I often had to stop to cry a little. Beautiful, exciting! I was delighted with the performance of the narrators, I felt like I was one of the characters in the book. I was wrong when I thought I knew a lot about the Second World War, this book taught me new things like, for example, the importance of art in the concentration camps to spread what was happening with the jews.
Knowing that they came together after so many years.
The history factor was great and narration wonderful. Sad history but very real.
Wonderfully powerful story beautifully told. My heart aches for all those this story is meant to encapsulate. I'm grateful to have read this story and hope that if it is in fact turn to film, they can do it justice.