A Very Long Engagement
Publish date: January 1st 1993
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, French Literature
A fantastic story of one woman's strength and determination. I've always enjoyed books set against the backdrop of the two World Wars and when combined with a protagonist who must overcome odds that are stacked against her—on top of dealing with the crippling side effects of polio—this made one hell...
Beautiful love story about a tenacious Frenchwoman searching for her missing fiance after World War I. Suspenseful, wonderful story with a great ending. Loved it!
I've been reviewing for over 5 years. In that time, there is only one book that I ever started that I did not finish. Well, now that number is increasing to two.I won't give a summary as many, many others have given a really detailed summary that is far better than anything I could ever have done ...
Very obviously translated from the French. Not that it's a poor translation - the way words and thoughts are put together just seem very French.I enjoyed the mystery of whether or not Manech was dead. Mathilde is a very intriguing (though somewhat prickly) character.Quite enjoyable.
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