The Women of the Castle: the moving New York Times bestseller for readers of ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE (Paperback)Jessica Shattuck (author)
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Number of pages: 384
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
very moving and a compelling read. An excellent book and I thoroughly recommend it. This isn't just a story about war, whatever side you were on, but is about human beings and their power of forgiveness. * Nudge Books *
This is an astonishingly powerful story...so well written and an important and absorbing story set around one of the most horrific times in history. Highly recommended. * Books and Me *
Shattuck creates three dynamic and complex characters. Completely engrossing, with unforgettable characters, The Women in the Castle is a must read. * Historical Novel Society *
This is an astonishingly powerful story that follows 3 women - Benita, Marianne and Ania - and how their lives are affected before, during and after the 2nd World War in Germany. All of the women face their own personal battles and the author captures brilliantly the position that they are put in, as those around them disappear and new ways of life are forced upon them. * Books and Me *
This book is an astounding piece of work. This book is so thought provoking, insightful, brutal and brilliantly told. I'm fascinated with this era having studied it in depth, but this is the first real text that I've read from the point of the surviving Germans. I urge you to read this astonishing work by Shattuck. * Bookaholics Refuge *
You might think that all the WWII stories have been told by now, yet this novel feels fresh and revelatory. I found it both melancholy and hopeful, with strong characters and a haunting atmosphere * Bookish Beck *
I liked how the author managed to surprise me as the story progressed with twists to the story that I had not anticipated * Bookaholic Swede *
Combining piercing social insight and vivid historical atmosphere, The Women in the Castle is a dramatic yet nuanced portrait of war and its repercussions that explores what it means to survive, love, and, ultimately, to forgive in the wake of unimaginable hardship * Urban Book Reviews *
Amazing story of perseverance, the horror of war, love, hate, betrayal, and friendship * Chatty Natty *
This is a terrific book club selection, with a lot to talk about including the ties to current times, the bonds the women forged, the ways they survived and the truth of the history in the book * Lit and Life *
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