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The Volga Germans (for fans of Kate Morton, Hilary Mantel, and Barbara Erskine)

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  • Posted December 14, 2011

    Great historical fiction

    From the,"hardships of collectivization and deportation during the Soviet years to finally immigrate to the San Joaquin Valley of Central California,",The Volga Germans by Sigrid Weidenweber, is a rich filled story about the lives of the Volga Germans, under the rising rule of Stalin.

    Filled with a trademark eye for historical research and depiction, everyday characters that capture the environment and setting of their story, and peppered with the customs, food and language of the people, readers who enjoy historical fiction, will be captivated by the little told story of the Volga Germans who, in the process of trying to build a richer life, found themselves, discovering survival, faith and persistence in trying times.

    With the ability to show different eyes, and centering on the rich history of Russia, Sigrid Weidenweber, captures the time, the ambiance and feel of the era, that is being written on and for people who may enjoy historical fictions that blend history with a rich story or know of friends and family who enjoy reading such books, "The Volga Germans" is one of Sigrid Weidenweber, best books of the series.

    I found, "The Volga Germans" interesting and for those who are looking for light reading, be prepared that all of the "Volga" series are very in depth that I would suggest if you have an e-reader, it would be best to get the books in that format, but you'll find yourself, unable to put the book down, particularly if you are a big fan of books that are filled with obviously time spent on research.

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