bookshelves: published-2010, autumn-2013, historical-fiction, italy, britain-ireland, wwii, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, holocaust-genocide, anti-semitic, bedside
Read from May 02 to November 26, 2013
Dedication: To Jessica, with love
The Paths to the past have been long closed,
And what good is the past to me now?
What else is there? - bloodied flagstones,
Or a bricked-up door,
Or an echo that still can't be
Still, no matter how I plead... 'Echo' Anna Akhmatova
Opening: DUBLIN, 1924: Even before I came to my senses, I knew my sister was dead.
Confidant writing and a competent story, this has been a great as a bedside read.
3* The Cold Light of Heaven
3.5* Last Train from Liguria