This book tells the story of an extended family through generations, bringing the horrors of the Holocaust into focus, and telling the stories from a different point of view, including that of survivors.
This was so good, I look forward to listening to it again.
I can't imagine why there were difficulties getting this published. What a great story of courage, determination,sisterhood, in a time of unspeakable inhumanity, read beautifully.
I just finished listening to it and am resisting listening again, saving it for a future date when I can't wait anymore. This is Jodi Picoult in top form. The writing is superb; the harrowing story is difficult to pause, so real and horrific, even though we know much about the end; the performance is brilliant. I can't imagine that reading this as text would begin to approach the impact of this recording.
The twist at the end, even though I expected it.
They were amazing. Edoardo Ballerini's accents!
Oh yes, but I resisted.
Picoult's research is superb. We always learn something from reading her books.
So excited to see a new book out by Kingsolver that I didn't look to see the reader. After Animal, Vegetable ... I wouldn't have bought it. A wonderful writer, but others would have brought the book to life rather than letting it languish in an unnatural speaking voice with over-ennuciation. I'll keep trying with the playback speeded up.
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