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Invisible Bridge
Invisible Bridge | Julie Orringer
Paris, 1937. Andras Levi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter's recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his and his family s history. From the small Hungarian town of Konyar to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in labor camps, "The Invisible Bridge "tells the story of a family shattered and remade in history s darkest hour."
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SLSbooks
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I am somewhat torn.
Having just gotten back from Budapest I recognized some of the street names, the bridges and pictured the boulevards destroyed by the war.
On the other hand, did I really need 389 pages of Parisian primer before reading about the true conflict of the story?
But did I finish the book? Yes I did. Was I glad I did? Yes I am.

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Amandajoy
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1. I tried to tag one of my less popular 5⭐️ reads
2. Puffy
3. Sunsets, especially pink ones
4. New furniture for several rooms
5. I think 3rd

#friyayintro

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EmilieGR
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Rich and atmospheric

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bookishkris
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Started reading this last night, while out to dinner with my partner; she takes forever to eat seafood, so my concession to going to Red Lobster was that I could bring a book. I‘m only 60 pages in, but I‘m riveted.

Reviewsbylola Hahaha, I like the way you two compromise! 🙌🏻 1y
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Freefallinmissy
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This book is a journey !

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PeanutButterPie
The Invisible Bridge | Julie Orringer

Having a conversation with my almost 12yo about the holocaust survivor who is visiting her class next week. She wants to ask what they think about when reading historical world war 2 fiction. We discussed how sometimes reading about situations that are traumatic when you have lived through that trauma can be a trigger. It‘s a thoughtful question to ask but I‘m not sure she‘s going to get the answer she is expecting

BookishTrish If you haven‘t yet read The Invisible Bridge... you should. 2y
PeanutButterPie I have! and I believe you insisted I read it. 2y
charl08 Great question: I'd also wonder if her response to that question has changed over her lifetime. 2y
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sb3626
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I don‘t know if this just was not the right time for me or what but no matter how hard I tried I was unable to get into the book.

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Cinfhen
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I can‘t help myself...another generous Litten is hosting a #giveaway 📚📚📚 @JenlovesJT47 is #payingitforward
Congrats on reaching 20K litfluence 💝🎉🙌🏻 #myfavethingsgiveaway so hard to choose just one book but this story really gave me #AllTheFeels 😌 Andras Levi, leaves his native Hungary to study in Paris in the late 1930s — until his scholarship is revoked bc anti-Jewish laws. The events that follow are harrowing & heartbreaking. Epic story

JenlovesJT47 Thank you! Sounds like a good one 🤗 2y
TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 sounds good and quite a big book 😁 2y
Cinfhen I didn't even notice the page count @TrishB that's saying a lot for me!!!! 2y
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TrishB Must be good 😊 2y
RebelReader My book group picked this one as our best book the year we read it. It looks at WWII from yet another perspective. Highly recommend it! 👍👍👍👍 2y
Cinfhen Thanks for backing me up @RebelReader 😃 2y
BookishTrish I absolutely second this recommendation. Such a powerful book! 2y
Reviewsbylola This sounds really good! It‘s very long—does it go fast? 2y
Cinfhen I'm not sure if it goes fast @Reviewsbylola but it's griping and captivating and u get totally absorbed in the story... I know you're not a fan of WWII stories so I'm a tiny bit hesitant to recommend it to you 🙄it's NOTHING like 2y
Cinfhen Yay @BookishTrish a professional opinion 💕💕 2y
Reviewsbylola Thank god for that because there is now way in hell I could make it thru 624 pages of Mischling. 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Cinfhen Even I couldn't get through 624 pages of Mischling 😉 @Reviewsbylola 2y
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Readingrobin
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First time I read WWII fiction set in Hungary. This appears to come from the author 's family history. It was tough getting through the sad and brutal aspects but certainly well-written.

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ATB
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Some weekend reading

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Readingrobin
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Listening to the audio as I drove around on Saturday helped make my day a good one!

Megabooks Beautiful! 3y
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EricaCurtis11
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One of my favorite WWII historical fiction novels. #underthebridge #lyricalapril

Cinfhen Loved loved loved this story ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Jschultzems
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(Disclaimer: I listened to the audio book-all 28 hours!) WWII thru the eyes of a Jewish Hungarian (a German alley). While I didn't fact check, this historical fiction seems fairly accurate. A long read, but never was I bored nor did the story drag on. A few times it was more history lesson than story but it all ties together and brings to light conditions rarely talked about - that Jews did serve under Hitler, albeit by force. A spectacular book!

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 3! Paris, 1937. Andras is a Hungarian Jew arrives with a scholarship, a suitcase. & a letter for C. Morgenstern. As he becomes involved with C., 1 brother studies medicine in Modena & 1 becomes a thespian. And we all know what befalls Europe within a couple years. From Budapest's grand opera houses to forced labor camps, the Lévi family will be tested like never before. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ?

Cinfhen One of my favorite books and it's based on the author's family history ❤️ 3y
AmbityScambity LOVED this book! I wish I could read it again for the first time. 3y
Amandajoy Love this book! 💜 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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Jayhawk_In_Texas
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I am utterly exhausted after waking up at 3:45am today for an early flight, but I keep telling myself "just one more page..." This book is so elegantly written and descriptive that it is worth staying up a little longer. I want to finish it by the end of the week! #iwillalwaysmaketimeforagoodbook #sleepisoverrated

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kellock
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Thank you for my #cupidgoespostal package @Moray_Reads loving the bookmark! Thanks for organising @BookishMarginalia 💗📚💗📚💗📚💗

LeahBergen 😍😍😍 3y
Moray_Reads You're welcome! My local bookseller recommended the Invisible Bridge 😊 3y
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After reading a few chapters I see there is much telling and not showing. Lack of nuance. Always feel pained to bail since I'm sure this book is a work of great love for the author. 😢

Cinfhen This was such a favorite read of mine...sorry it didn't work for you! I was so caught up in the lives of the family... 3y
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EmilyAnne
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I've been reading this book for weeks now, and not making a lot of progress, even though it's great. I blame this (not-so-) little monster who is the newest member of our household 😍😍😍 were trying to keep her near us and happy because she is TERRIFIED of EVERYTHING including stairs and the front rooms of my house. But she's the sweetest thing ever 🐶

DebinHawaii Just look at her--what a pretty pup and she does look sweet! What's her name? 🐶❤️ 3y
MicheleinPhilly What a cutie!!!! 3y
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EmilyAnne
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Wanted to jump on board with Cameo, my #readingcompanion 😺 I'm starting this monster for book club today, and she's good company 😍

Bette 🐱💜👍 3y
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Cinfhen
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Chose a favorite? Just one? Really?!? That's like asking me which of my children do I love most?!?! ( and I love them all equally just maybe some more at different moments...) But at this moment I'm thinking about THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE, maybe because I heard the author speak and a survivor shared her story as well, this book really has stayed with me over the years! #augustphotochallenge #day9

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Lindy
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This eventful WWII epic held my interest partly because I am attracted to anything set in Paris (first part) & because I haven't read much that is specific to Jewish Hungarians. Arthur Morey's audio is so slow & clear that I could comfortably listen at 1.75 speed (rather than my usual 1.25).

Michreads Sounds good. 3y
BookishFeminist I picked up a copy of this at a book sale a few years ago and never got around to it--thanks for convincing me it needs to move up my TBR! 3y
MaryKatherine I wish I'd thought to listen to this at a faster speed. Maybe it wouldn't have taken me AGES to get through it. Loved it, though. 3y
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MaryKatherine
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I've been listening to this book for two months, but it was SO worth it. The language is beautiful, effortless, delicious. The story (which follows Andras Lévi, a Hungarian Jew, through WWII and the Holocaust) is alternately life affirming and horrifying. I was ugly crying in my kitchen in the end.

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MaryKatherine
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I've been making my way through the 28 hours of this audiobook since early April, and it just keeps breaking my heart. 💔

Lindy I just started it today. Hooked. 3y
MaryKatherine I just finished it. Gutted. 💔 3y
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