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The Child Thief: A Novel

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  • Posted August 4, 2013

    Absolutely, a can't put it down book. Terrific account of early

    Absolutely, a can't put it down book. Terrific account of early 1930's Ukraine, but the story of a missing child and the search for her is riveting. The moral choices that are made in a tumultuous time period makes this a remarkable read.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    Excellent read!

    This is one of the best books I've read in recent years, and I read a lot! The descriptions of the political turmoil in the Russia/Ukraine regions in the 1930s; the strength and resilience of the people in tiny obscure villages; and the brutal winter conditions in which they live put you right there in the action. And there's plenty of action, suspense,heroic acts, heart-breaking sadness, and a very shocking twist that completely took me by surprise. The main character, Luka, wears many boots: husband, father, respected man in the village, professional soldier, and a very loyal uncle to his kidnapped niece. He reminds me of the movie hero, Rambo, in that he is a "one man army" at times, and survives unbelievably brutal conditions throughout the story. I didn't want this incredible story to end! I have a new found respect for the people in this region, and will remember this story often when I'm outside walking on my frozen lake in northern Wisconsin this winter. I highly recommend this book!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Excellent. Shades of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.

    Excellent. Shades of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

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    Dan Smith has found a way to take you into the mind of an honest man who has balanced pragmatism with emotion; Luka is believable because of his insistent humanity as he faces survival against all odds. A truly rewarding read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Sorry agian were was i oh yes stuipd posting problem

    I was uh yes if you love a good storie about a child than you would like this book i sertenly did it was amazing !!!!!! How absurd though!!?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 26, 2013

    Great Book

    This book was on the under $5.00 list and I was so surprised that it turned out to be so good. I really enjoyed it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    This book is one you will not be able to put down. It is very well written. I stayed up late at night reading because I wanted to know what would happen next. You will not be disappointed at any time during this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    The Child Thief

    Excellent book start to finish. Hard to put down

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Great Read

    Excellent read, couldn't put it down. Highly, highly recommend! Just when I thought these people couldn't endure more, they did. Well rounded, likeable characters, plot moved along at a great pace. Buy it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Amazing

    Had a great ending. I couldn't put my nook down!

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