The End of Music by Jamie Fitzpatrick

I read The End of Music shortly after reading Most Anything You Please. Both are set in Newfoundland, both involve music as an important part of the characters' stories, and both are set (at least partly) during the war and post-war years. They share many similarities, yet are very different. Where Most Anything You Please … Continue reading The End of Music by Jamie Fitzpatrick

Summer Reading: ‘The Boy at the Top of the Mountain’ and ‘City of Thieves’

Although these books are both set during WWII, they are completely different from one another. They are also both completely wonderful. Read them! The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne Like everyone else, I read Boy in the Striped Pajamas when it first came out. But then I forgot all about … Continue reading Summer Reading: ‘The Boy at the Top of the Mountain’ and ‘City of Thieves’

But You Did Not Come Back: A Memoir of the Holocaust by Marceline Loridan-Ivens

I loved you so much that I was happy to be deported with you. But You Did Not Come Back is Marceline Loridan-Ivens's very personal memoir about her time in the death camps and how it overshadowed the rest of her life. She writes it in the form of a letter to her father who … Continue reading But You Did Not Come Back: A Memoir of the Holocaust by Marceline Loridan-Ivens