In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of memory.
©2011 Alyson Richman (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC
This book engaged me from the first minute and held my attention to the end. It's a great story, based on actual people and events in WWII Europe, even though it's a novel. The narration by the two voices made the reading even better. Excellent listen! I highly recommend.
loved the narrators, story and almost the entire book until the end. It just seemed like the whole book was leading to the end obviously don't all books? but this one especially and it was kind of an abrupt end.
A realistic and accurate historical portrait of upper middle class Jewish life in Prague prior to and during World War II, woven together with a love story which ends tragically and happily at the same time. Enjoy the story of Lenka and Joseph, taking place during the horror that became "The Jewish Story" under Nazi rule. Wonderful and horrible, tragic and hopeful ... Well told, Alyson Richmond!
I strongly recommend this book! This book was so well written! It was very touching and at times hard to keep listening, but it is also a part of history and things people truly went through.
I highly recommend the audio version of his work which contains award winning performances by Guidall and Toren and a touching, heart wrenching, and elegantly written story. If The Lost Wife does not make you ache for the characters and/or cause you to relive that first love then you are not alive.
While I do not normally enjoy fictional works, I was impressed to find that the story is somewhat based on the experiences of real people. I really enjoyed taking a break from my normal fare and you will too. I only wish that the story told a little more at the end, but with the characters giving so much in the build up I am as content as I imagine them to be.
Yes-- it was a great story that was very enjoyable.
I wish the ending had been a bit less bland.
Was thoroughly disappointed and bored with the first part of this book. Boring writing, no build up or suspense, and am I the only person who is burned out on George Guidall? And then the war comes and the back is utterly haunting.
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