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
Easy to include myself in the story. Entertaining, emotional, educational. Loved it & will definitely read "Smuggled". I recommend this book.
Very engaging book. I'm fascinated by novels set in this period of time because it shows the resilience of people in the worst of circumstances. This book does not disappoint. The characters are developed beautifully through the past and present events. The two narrators of main characters really brings a sense of intimacy with the protagonists. Lovely love story!
The narrator was a little pathetic at doing a male voice but overall did a good job. The story itself kept my attention and I couldn't wait for the book to reach the climax... Unfortunately, I found the ending lacking and disappointing. Kind of like when you work hard on something and then just quit at the end instead of finishing strong.
Loved this story. It was so well read as well, hard to take time for errands, as I wanted to go on a road trip just so I could continue listening w/out interruption!
I would recommend this story to those that are curious about the true but devastating history of the Holocaust and how Jewish people were treated in the camps, as the author paints a very vivid depiction of what the main characters endure on a daily basis. The main characters tell their story of love, loss, family, and close friendships during the most horrific time of their lives.
Lenka is my favorite character for her strength, endurance and determination, struggling and surviving through the Holocaust.
First of all I love that there are two different narrators, one for Josef and one for Lenka. I could hear the emotions in their voices.
I can't think of a title to rename it to, but maybe to add Terezin or World War II something like The Lost Wife of Terezin.
I love this book!!!
Beautifully written, haunting. Characters wonderfully complex. Details written to elicit readers strong emotions as it transports them to the unspeakable horrors and pain of the holocaust. Some parts are hard to read/listen to but so rich in complexity and plot. Highly recommend
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