The Lost Letter

The Lost Letter

Book - 2017
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A "historical novel of love and survival inspired by real resistance workers during World War II in Austria, and the mysterious love letter that connects generations of Jewish families"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2017
ISBN: 9780399185670
9780399185694
Branch Call Number: �FICTION CANTOR
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 22 cm

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AL_KATI Jul 24, 2017

A nice WWII historical novel that doesn't so much focus on the war (and no mention of the Holocaust) so if you're a bit "over" WWII, this might be a nice way to ease back in. Two dual narratives keep the plot moving.

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lilypad_1
Jul 22, 2017

I agree with above comments, I have read a lot about WWll survivors and resistors but still found it compelling. I do not enjoy chapters back and forth between time periods. A nice little romance included and a mystery, what's not to like? A little far fetched for non-fiction readers.

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Reads_A_Lot
Jul 16, 2017

A nice WWII historical fiction/romance story centered around the art of stamp engraving and lost loved ones. More about the relationships of the characters and just a bit about some resistance efforts. Does not delve into the atrocities of the war. I'm not a fan of chapters alternating between time periods. It interrupts the flow of the story. I much prefer a nice chronological flow. Good pick when you're in the mood for some light historical fiction.

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darladoodles
Jun 27, 2017

I found this book to be an engrossing tale and it was all about a stamp on a letter. Katie brings her father's stamp collection to a dealer named Benjamin for appraisal and he brings her attention to the Austrian stamp with an edelweiss on the steeple of a building and that stamp will changer their lives forever.

As with other books I have read about WWII, I learned about another aspect of the war and how ordinary people worked to help good triumph over the evil of the third Reich. The story is told with dual storylines showing Austria at the beginning of the war and 1989 California. Fans of books like "The Sweetness of Forgetting" and "The Lake House" will find this a rewarding read. Recommended!

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