Revealing a little-known time/event in WWII history, this fascinating book takes you to places and events you never knew existed. And TAKE YOU THERE Tolsma does! I couldn’t get to sleep one night during the reading of this book, because of the images flitting through my mind – the novel is extremely vivid in creating a compelling story-world of Germany.
Based on two true tales of survival in the upheaval at the end of the war, this gripping saga of fleeing the advancing Russian army is a real page-turner. Gisela, Audra, Josep (Mitch), and Kurt will keep you guessing, and I must tell you that the author ladens the story with just the right amount of comic relief as well.
Join me in reading this exceptional story of not-so-far ago days.