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Lyn Bender

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An extraordinary testimonial

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Reviewed: 31-08-2019

A powerful deeply tragic story that bridges history ,the present and the future. An extraordinary denouement

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Suspense fear anger sadness hope

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Reviewed: 01-09-2018

This is Michael Robotham taking you through every possible emotion. Finally left with awareness of grief and loss,

Enthralling

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Reviewed: 22-08-2018

Another brilliant suspenseful narrative by Michael Robotham. Wistful and sadly philosophical as well as thought provoking.

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Shattering

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Reviewed: 20-08-2018

The anguish of the characters leaps out of the writing and laves you shattered till the very end. Extracting fear and desperate hope for a bearable conclusion. Reading this book requires courage. What did it demeans of it’s creator?

Profound and consoling.

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Reviewed: 12-08-2018

Anyone who has watched a loved one age will appreciate the depth of understanding revealed in this novel. Amidst the confusion there is still wisdom and the need to find a solution and resolution.

Well worth the effort.

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Reviewed: 09-08-2018

Seems to struggle ponderously towards a meaning. Seen through the eyes of an ageing concierge in Paris and the. Wisdom of a struggling twelve year old .Stunning in its final discovery. Keep going . It’s worth it.

The glittering white nights

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Reviewed: 19-07-2018

Myths meet stark reality. The untold story emerges and the siege of Leningrad emerges from its darkest hour into the light. Part fantasy joins searingly harsh night and the death of a million . A story of hope and love emerging fro locked in suffering, finally liberated.

Heartwarming yet unsentimental

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Reviewed: 14-07-2018

Loved this book. Avoids the misogyny of the time of the original . Updates Taming of the Shrew . Sensitive and absorbing.

Anne Tyler always succeeds in gently moving the reader

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Reviewed: 14-07-2018

This gentle yet steering story invited us to understand minor people with small lives. Yet they matter. The sadness of family distance and the joy of love . The longing for family closeness. How men and women are divided by walls. The clockwork dance is subtly feminist liberating women from the traditional shackles of compliance and expected subservience. Yet honours the nurturant of their souls. Captures the internal struggle of an ageing woman in middles America.

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Sensitive tragic breathtaking.

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Reviewed: 12-07-2018

This book encapsulates the tragedy of nazi occupied France. Stunning denouement at the end. Secrets guilt and love.