Such great quotes! Just a small sampling of the amazing writing in this book. ☺️
A very difficult book to review as there are two incredibly harrowing storylines (Auschwitz / Ravensbruck and also abuse in a more current timescale). The awfulness of some of the details actually masks whether the writing is any good, and the ‘twist‘ at the end was signposted throughout.
Be very wary of reading this if you‘re at all sensitive to either of the above storylines - some horrific details included.
There is a good story in this book somewhere. I just don‘t have the patience to find it. The chapters alternate between two narrators, one that is so disjointed and un-understandable I can‘t take it anymore, 15 chapters into it. Someday when I‘m retired with endless time to devote to trying to make sense of those chapters I might pick it up again. What a disappointment for the part of the book that seems so good.
Finally made my Amazon First Reads choice, the tagged book. For the first time I actually bought a second book from the list because I couldn‘t make up my mind. Starting this one at 3:30 am as I struggle to fall back to sleep as usual.
Haven't been on here a lot lately as life's been a bit crazy. This is my Amazon first pick for the month and it sounds so good.
Berlin, 1989. As the wall between East and West falls, Miriam Winter cares for her dying father, Henryk. When he cries out for someone named Frieda – and Miriam discovers an Auschwitz tattoo hidden under his watch strap – Henryk‘s secret history begins to unravel.
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Berlin, 1989. Miriam cares for her father, Henryk. When he cries out the name Frieda – and Miriam discovers an Auschwitz tattoo hidden under his watch strap she begins searching for clues of her father‘s past. She finds letters revealing the truth about the ‘Rabbit Girls‘. Amid their tales of endurance, Miriam finds a love story that has been hidden away in Henryk‘s heart for almost fifty years.