Cover: The Trick

Review: The Trick

The Trick: A Novel by Emanuel Bergmann Atria, 2017.  Hardcover, 384 pages. Like with last year’s The German Girl, The Trick is a dual timeline novel with the historic timeline set amidst the rise of the Nazi’s and World War II.  Moshe Goldenhirsch is a young man living in Prague in the 1930s.  Tired of…

Cover: Refuge

Review: Refuge

Refuge by Dina Nayeri Riverhead Books; 2017. Hardcover, 336 pages. In this novel, Niloo is an Iranian girl who escaped with her mother to America as a child while her father remains behind.  This novel follows the experiences of both father and daughter as their lives take different paths and examines the relationship between the…

Review: Where the Light Falls

Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki and Owen Pataki Dial Press, 2017.  Hardcover, 384 pages. Where the Light Falls is the brainchild of collaboration between bestselling historical fiction writer Allison Pataki and her brother, Owen, a former Army officer.  It draws on Allison’s rich storytelling skills while using Owen’s idea and military knowledge.  Set…

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Review: Last Hope Island

Last Hope Island: How Nazi-Occupied Europe Joined Forces with Britain to Help Win World War II by Lynne Olson Random House, 2017.  Hardcover, 576 pages. Olson’s latest book about World War II focuses in on the stories about Occupied Europe, many lesser known.  The publication of this work excited me for just that reason when…