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charl08
The Lazarus Solution | Kjell Ola Dahl
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The same happened when his father had died. After the funeral Kai saw him everywhere – at tram stops, on the way into and out of shops - but in the end it was always a stranger, someone walking ahead of him, someone he had never seen before...

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VanessaCW
My Father's House | Joseph O'Connor
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This is a wonderful piece of historical fiction based on fact. It‘s beautifully written in a very evocative and descriptive manner, even operatic in some ways. The story rattles along at a fair rate. The characters have distinctive voices. It‘s really quite the page turner and very much a thriller. A powerful, moving and worthwhile read and I look forward to reading book two, The Ghosts of Rome. #Pigeonhole

Crazeedi Wow, my kind of read! Adding 4d
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LittleRedReadingHood
Sarah's Key | Tatiana de Rosnay
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melissajayne
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4 ⭐️ There were a number of things that I liked about the book, but there were a few things that I really didn‘t like about the book. I really liked Eve‘s storyline much more than Charlie‘s and for some reason I felt more sympathy for Eve than for Charlie. I really enjoyed it, but just had some issues with the storyline and the pacing. #bookreview #2024 #wwi #wwii #historicalfiction #fiction

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Monica5
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A Traitor in Whitehall is the first in Parisian Orphan Series. It is a historical fiction mystery series. Julia Kelly has definitely started the series of in a good book.

It's 1940 in England and Germany has begun it's blitz on England. Evelyn Renforn is working at a mutation plant when one night she is spotted by Mr. Fletcher. He offers her a job as a typist at Whitehall. Soon, she is plunged into a murder investigation and looking for ⬇️

Monica5 traitor.

I enjoyed reading 'A Traitor in Whitehall '. I will say it was a little slow at the start, but soon picked up. Evelyn is feisty in a 1940 way and I like that about her. I thought there was good character development, intrigue and a little suspense. I really like the fact that Evelyn is a reader and Kelly bought that out in the book. I enjoyed her little spurs with Poole about English Detective Novels vs American ones. I will definitely be reading more of this series. I came upon it from someone's in Litsy that had read it and recommended it. Glad I took their recommendation.

#decadechallenge2024 #bookspinbingo
#readaway2024 #serieslove2024
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JenniferEgnor
The Escape Artist | Jonathan Freedland
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Rudolf Vrba/Walter Rosenberg, was the first of 60,000 Jews who were deported from Slovakia between March and October 1942. He was the first to escape the hell of Auschwitz and just one of only four to do so. His friend Fred Wetzler escaped with him. Walter was caught and taken to Majdanek and was there for twelve days; from there he went to Auschwitz, having heard of something better called ‘Kanada‘. He had no idea what nightmares awaited⬇️

JenniferEgnor him. He would be at Auschwitz and Birkenau for 10 months. There, he was tattooed as 44070. He was only 18 when this all began. Forced to bear witness and take part in unspeakable things, he was determined to get out. He committed names, numbers, dates, maps, and much more to his memory. After their escape, he began to spread the word of what was happening there. It was called ‘The Auschwitz Report‘; and most did not believe him. The⬇️ 1w
JenniferEgnor Hungarian Jews would be next on the Alte Judenrampe and he was desperate to try and stop it. His efforts saved 200,000 lives. He and Fred went on to piece their lives back together; neither were ever the same. A horrifying and necessary read. I learned about things that happened within Auschwitz here, that I did not know. At times I had to stop and just take a breath. Fascism has never gone away but was left to metastasize and we are seeing⬇️ 1w
JenniferEgnor it begin to take hold in many places around the world. We are in America, but, please remember that it CAN happen here. It HAS happened here. In the 1930s America had its own Nazi Party. And now, it is coming back again. Do not stand by and let it happen. Walter‘s story is a testament and warning to all of us: If you see/hear something, SAY something, DO something! Shown: an exhibit from the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. I was there⬇️ 1w
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JenniferEgnor last year and it was incredibly difficult. I recommend that everyone go see it. Follow ADL, SPLC to stay informed about hate groups. (edited) 1w
JenniferEgnor *Another Nazi group was marching around the capitol in Tennessee just this past weekend. Do not let this poison spread. Fascism must be stamped out wherever it is found. 1w
Blueberry Sounds powerful. 1w
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Fantasyfan
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My nonfiction for the month.

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BkClubCare
The Book of Lost Names | Kristin Harmel
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I enjoyed the story; a bit overwrought. Book 9 of 2024

#DoubleSpin #BookClub #WW2 #FrenchResistance #library #HardCover #ReadICT category: Lost or Found

Painting “People”, currently on show at Wichita Art Museum #WAM (just a photo on my phone)

Ephemera Is the painting by Thomas Hart Benton? 2d
BkClubCare @Ephemera - maybe?! I forgot to note it and couldn‘t find when I searched. But I do recall thinking Benton, but NO. Of course, I could be misremembering THAT, too. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2d
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VanessaCW
My Father's House | Joseph O'Connor
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Monica5
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"Mrs. Redfern!" snapped Miss Wilkes, causing me to jerk up and my pencil to skitter across the page of my notebook.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl