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Motherland

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Motherland is already one of my favorite books of the year. It i

    Motherland is already one of my favorite books of the year. It is page-turning, heartbreaking, effervescent. I know I will be thinking about this book for a long, long time. And then I will read it again.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2014

    I have anticipated that the book would be boring and difficult t

    I have anticipated that the book would be boring and difficult to finish. I was surprised. The book centered in Germany during the final stages of WWII. For some odd reason, March Violets by Philip Kerr, contrasted the two novels. Hummel's book is better written and easier to read and understand. So many interesting characters, such as Liesl, the young step-mother, left with three young step-sons as the war and all its problems attack Liesl's resolve. Hummel portrays the characters and setting very well, and the story creeps slowly as the reader learns of the terrors and heartaches in Germany during WWII. At times, the doctor/husband, Frank, seems a distant figure. The ending falls apart as the war ends and the Germans must cope with a divided and shattered country. The novel builds in momentum to the conclusion that fizzles.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    Intense Novel

    I found this novel hard to put down. Reading about the horrors experienced during war time brought to light the ease of my daily life. This novel hits upon the experiences of a German family in a small German village toward the end of WWII. The author wrote this story using letters written by her family members who lived in Germany during the war. Many events are based on events her relatives experienced. One thing is for certain, German citizens suffered as well. All people suffer during war time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2015

    Different Prospective

    Motherland was an interesting read from a different prospective of WW II.

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    Posted January 19, 2014

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