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
One of the best books I've ever read. So moving and sad, but enlightening about the Holocaust. I would highly recommend!
I would completely recommend this book to anyone with even the slightest curiosity to what life was like for those that went through this horrible time in the history of man kind.
It's hard to choose a favorite in this particular book. I was written from two points of view, giving you a very well rounded picture of what happened. They both describe their experiences with such detail and emotion. You feel as though you have been taken back into their memories with them as they recall them.
One of my favorite scenes in this book (there were many) had to be the beginning. The book opens with such a monumentous moment for both of them. In your mind as you are listening to the scene unfold you almost want to hold your breath in anticipation for what you can already see will be the most bitter sweet of reunions.
It is an absolutely soul lifting book, though it has its moments that bring you to heart wrenching tear and thoughts of how this world could be so cruel, it also makes you open your heart to the experiences of others and past happenings in the history of our kind as a whole!
I loved this book. I couldn't wait to listen in my car everyday on the way to work and when I got to my destination I hated to have to stop. I cried tears with the description of the despicable things that happened to Lanka during the holocaust. But I was so happy with the love she and Joseph had for each other. A wonderful way to keep these stories alive so they future generations don't ever forget.
A moving narrative rich with Holocaust history and the pain of loss. How do you keep living when you've lost the love of your life? You won't regret reading The Lost Wife.
This is by far one of the most gripping Holocaust novels that I have read (listened to). Beautifully written. I do not even know how to articulate my feelings - so many that do not even have a name. At the end of the audio book there is a note from the author which you must listen to.
An amazing story of love, loss , faith and hope family and the ever present atrocities and the survival of a very strong people.
It is a beautiful story based on true stories.
אני לא אהבתי את הספר אבל אני אמליץ לעי לעל חברי הבאר נם בארנח נ
Top of the line.
They are wonderful!
Crying on the bus is awkward. At least my coworkers were sympathetic when I explained why I had been crying. I love the concept, but the subject matter is very difficult to get through in a public setting.
I liked the performance of the two voices. I could see in my mind what Joseph and Leinke looked like. I was hooked on the first lines and couldn't hear enough. We need books like these, to remind us that Auschwitz was real, happened to real people, and the wondrous resilience of the human spirit.
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