I know, reading plenty of Jodi Piccoult novels, that there is usually a big twist. I paid very close attention, and was happy that I had it sort or right.
reading this novel gave me more insight into world war 2 and the carnage, faced by Jews. I was brought to tears nearly every time I listened. this book was amazing and told in exquisite detail, even some, which were difficult to hear. simply wonderful! thank you.
The characters are breathtaking in their ambiguities and power. The narrators seem perfectly cast and bring to life these real and struggling people in the story.
This book was littered with coincidence and moments that were supposed to be poignant but were laughable because they sounded like they were scripted for a movie. While I enjoyed the stories regarding Minka's plight during the Holocaust, I found the rest of the book pretty ridiculous. So many thing made me say "Oh, come on!" aloud in disbelief. One example is that Sage's co-worker only speaks in haiku. Yes, haiku. I'm not kidding. But there are at least another dozen things I could list that were ridiculous in this book, but I'll let it go because I'm talking myself into lowering my rating. So bottom line: Minka's story which takes up about half of the book is good; Sage's story is two thumbs down.
We live in Wisconsin and enjoy listening to books as we travel. Being retired has it perks.
this book was captivating and a pleasure to listen to. great piece of history made into a fictional masterpiece. The ending is some what unpredictable.