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Skeletons at the Feast
Skeletons at the Feast: A Novel | Christopher A. Bohjalian
During the final months of World War II, a small group of people make their way westward across a ravaged Europe in a desperate attempt to reach British and American lines.
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ChrisBohjalian
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It was 11 years ago today that SKELETONS AT THE FEAST was published. This World War Two love story, inspired by the diary left behind by a great friend‘s grandmother, was my first foray into historical fiction. My research shelf in my library is long. Deepest thanks to @Crownpublishing @PRHLibrary #books #worldwar2 #lovestory

bookandcat My very favorite of your books! Happy book birthday anniversary! 2mo
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I thought I would restrict this to my treadmill time, but I couldn‘t stop listening. At times it felt like the book was happening in real time, and the main characters would never stop walking. (Maybe not a good treadmill accompaniment for that reason!) And you never knew who would be the next to die. So many deaths! But it humanized all sides in that horror that was WWII, while it destroyed any illusion that war is ever glorious. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lcsmcat
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My new treadmill book. Now that I have a short commute walking will be my only excuse to listen. I‘m hoping that works. 🤞🏻

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laurenlovesliterature
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My next book lottery pick!

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Historical fiction set in the waning months of WWII. A small group of refugees—the remnants of a family of Prussian aristocrats, the Scottish POW they had been housing as forced labor, and a Jew who escaped from a train bound for Auschwitz and is now posing as a Wehrmacht soldier – flee the approaching Russian army and make their way west towards safety. It‘s loosely based on a true story (the author based it on an elderly neighbor‘s diaries).

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ChrisBohjalian
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“She didn't care so much whether the world would ever forgive her people; but she did hope that someday, somehow, she would be able to forgive herself.” -- Anna Emmerich in SKELETONS AT THE FEAST. The nightmare of #Kristallnacht was 80 years ago today.

bermudaonion That book is fantastic! 8mo
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A slightly different view of the casualties of World War II. While somewhat more subtle, this still hits home in an unsettling sort of way. The story moves along a bit slowly, but it‘s very well written.

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A bittersweet story that‘s not just about love, this story is so much more..

“I thought we were all going to die.”
You and all the other prisoners?
“No. The Jews. All of us. I tried to keep my hopes up but these last weeks.. it was gone all gone. I thought they were going to exterminate us all.”

The characters felt real as if I were right there w/them experiencing their pain.. touching on all my senses.. just amazing! 👏🏻 5 ☆
#MakeMeReadIt - #6

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ChrisBohjalian
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"I became interested in genocide because it happened so many times. It happened to the Armenians, and after the Armenians, Hitler took action." - Raphael Lemkin, born on this date in 1900, who coined the word "Genocide." Twice I've written about Genocide in my novels. I will again.

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ChrisBohjalian
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Happy Tuesday! Right now the ebook of my WW2 love story, SKELETONS AT THE FEAST, is on sale for $1.99. Did you like THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT or MIDWIVES or THE SANDCASTLE GIRLS? Dive in for less than a cup of coffee. “Harrowing. . .ingenious. . .compelling. . .A tightly woven, moving story for anyone who thinks there‘s nothing left to learn, or feel, about the Second World War." — Los Angeles Times @Crownpublishing #worldwar2 #lovestory

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“She didn't care so much whether the world would ever forgive her people; but she did hope that someday, somehow, she would be able to forgive herself.” — from SKELETONS AT THE FEAST, published ten years ago this week. This was my first foray into historical fiction.

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I love this author and have had this on my shelf for a year or more. Time for reading this weekend. #24in48

vlwelser This might be my favorite book by him. Happy reading! ☺ 1y
DebReads4fun Great book! 1y
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There was a big sale at my local today. I waited till the end to go. Towards the end it's more relaxing and you get to find the good stuff that gets passed over because it's not the current it book. And sometimes the prices get lowered so that there isn't as much to put away. I am glad I found two good ones and stayed in budget, which was 1 American Dollar.

tpixie Great #BookHaul!!!!! $1 WOot!! 2y
DebReads4fun I really enjoyed Skeletons At The Feast! 2y
DivineDiana Love those last day sales! 2y
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This book brought to life what had happened on the Eastern European front as World War II was ending. Hitler and his followers had encouraged and fueled a deeply rooted and focused hatred that knew no bounds. The refugees and the prisoners pressed on. They alternated feelings of anger, sadness and numbness with strength, grace and glimmers of hope. Such a great read that will stay with me for a long time.

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From "Skeletons at the Feast," because it was 72 years ago today that the war in Europe ended: "Yes, the war was all but over, but he could only dimly imagine what sort of world was going to remain when there was nothing left of the Reich to bomb into rubble."

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Spotted on Instagram: one of my favorite covers from my foreign editions.

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jessdean
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Here is my #funfridayphoto 😃I'm WAY behind on my BOTM books- I'm hoping to change that in 2017. And the books on top are on my kindle & part of the 3 challenges I'm doing. I'm ready for ya 2017📚💚

Reviewsbylola I spent December attempting to catch up on #BOTM and now I am only three behind. Until Sunday when the January selections are released. 😂 3y
MyNamesParadise Lots of good books on the shelves!! 3y
Godmotherx5 I'm way behind on #BOTM. 3y
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jessdean @Reviewsbylola haha, so true! I've stopped grabbing more than one book because my stacks is growing! Sounds like you've made great progress!😊 3y
jessdean @MyNamesParadise thanks! I'm excited to read them😃📚 3y
jessdean @Godmotherx5 2017 will be our year to get caught up🙌🏽😀📚 3y
Godmotherx5 @jessdean Darn tootin'! 3y
kspenmoll I am behind on #BOTM books too! Next year's goal to catch up- 📚💚 (edited) 3y
Elisa Well organized and ready to kick 2017 off I see! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 3y
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O_O

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ChrisBohjalian
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One image. Five covers. That's efficiency...

BookishMarginalia Wow! 😳 3y
Well-ReadNeck Dang. I love finding book-alikes, but FIVE?! Wow. Did yours come first? 3y
bermudaonion My book club read this one several years ago and loved it. 3y
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