A City of Broken Glass

A City of Broken Glass

Book - 2012
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Journalist Hannah Vogel, a former British spy, travels with her son to Poland to write an article about a festival, but after she hears news of Polish Jews being deported, she decides to try and get the story, resulting in her being kidnapped by the SS and rescued by her former lover, and risking her life to try and help a Jewish friend find his daughter.
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781429946438
9780765327345
0765327341
Branch Call Number: M CANTRELL
Characteristics: 334 p. ; 24 cm

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dianelivia
Aug 10, 2015

The author had a great idea when she thought of placing this story in Nazi Germany, and could have used that to create real fear. Instead, Cantrell uses the stale conventions of mystery novels and wrote a woman character who, her life and the life of her child in mortal danger, quibbles about proving her so-called independence from her former lover who has inexplicably arrived on the scene. The notion that anyone would put their 13 yr. old son in truly mortal danger of the SS, to prove the petty point that "she doesn't need the man" due to her wounded pride when that man left her years ago (whose arms, we know she will fall into in the end) is ludicrous, and almost offensive to the memory of those who actually experienced the Holocaust. The writing is typical mystery novel quality -- just barely readable.

Diell Mar 21, 2014

good series

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muffin0321
Aug 31, 2012

Very poorly written, story dragged from the beginning and I couldn't finish it.

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fatemamahmud
Jun 26, 2016

this book was awesome

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