Not to Be Forgiven

Not to Be Forgiven

by Nancy Mayborn Peterson


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ISBN-13: 9781936449385
Publisher: Hugo House Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date: 02/19/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 857,313
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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Not to be Forgiven 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BonnieMcCune More than 1 year ago
World War II may seem like ancient history to those born more recently, but readers of all ages quickly see the constancy of human emotions in any conflict through this novel. Feelings, filtered by the eyes of a young girl, Sis, as her brother joins the armed forces and fights in Africa and England, need targets; and Sis’s are strongly directed toward the enemies of the US. She’s willing to endure hardships and throws herself with enthusiasm into home front activities as well as play that helps her deal with the war. But when the reality of the impacts on other humans impinges, whether a friendly German prisoner of war or an American-born Japanese family, an endangered brother or her father’s newspaper, she learns how far-reaching war really is. The book reads like an honest memoir, although it’s fiction, and clearly is based on the author’s reminiscences and experiences, supplemented by research. It’s been decades since Americans have been personally affected by armed conflicts, and despite people’s enthusiastic messages of support, donations to nonprofits, and public touting of the “sacrifices” of soldiers, we have no discomfort, no personal losses or deficiencies comparable to those experienced by Americans during WW II. Peterson enables us to be part of these with a personalized writing style that reaches the child in each of us. She shows us that the victims of war are not just soldiers but the men, women, and children trying, hoping, oftentimes desperately, that they and their families will survive.