Noticed you liked Lovely Bones, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here, as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it also contains a young female narrator struggling with a series of tragic circumstances. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter) in case you'd like to read more about the book before you commit:
I'm not sure how I became so immersed in WWII this summer! Pure chance. I liked both Sarah's Key (which had me in tears more than once) and Suite Francais. The latter had so much publicity and I felt was slightly overrated. It is definitely worth the read. The edition I read has appendices at the end that were as interesting as the story. If you haven't read Skeletons at the Feast be sure to put it on your list. The best of all the WWII fiction I've read this summer. An interesting note, I'm on a book award committee and was just sent a memoir of a Holocaust survivor. Just can't seem to get away from it this summer.
I picked up Whistling in the Dark after reading your review. Your reviews are so well done. I think we probably have a lot in common, both 52 years old, married and librarians. Thanks for sharing your reading.