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review 2016-10-09 20:45
Important
Holocaust (RosettaBooks into Film Book 28) - Gerald Green I know that this series was ground breaking in showing the Holocaust in its brutality. Therefore, the book is more important then my review indicates. Reading this book today, I have to wonder, why the women seemed to be blamed for so much in this book. The Nazi is pushed into serving Heydrich by his wife, the Jewish family stays because the wife wants to. When the women are not to blame, they are for the most part weaker than the men - crying and sobbing over the men more than once. I know that the purpose is to show as much as the Holocaust experience as possible, I just wish the female characters had been a bit more varied. The strong women are not given as much space (and one strong woman is blamed for her family staying), and one woman is only mentioned in passing. The book limits the roles of women to supporters of their husbands (and getting raped to save their husbands) to victims of sexual violence. That's it. I wanted more. Still the writing has vigor and is engrossing.
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review 2016-10-09 20:39
Not worth the 2.99 which is the list price
Postcards From Helsinki - Josh White

The bit about the festivals was interesting, but that was about it.

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review 2016-10-05 16:16
Read with tissues
Poppy Lane (short story) (Great War Centennial) - Jordan Taylor

A good story about a dog in WW I. I liked the idea of Poppy being different the stories of her heroism.

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review 2016-10-05 16:13
Mrs. Tuesday's Departure - Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson

This book starts off promising enough. The conflict of a family trying to flee the Nazis, of a mother abandoning her child, and of twin sisters who are rivals is well done. Yet, the second half of the book is almost too melodramatic and relies too much on coincidence for me to fully believe it. At one point, it even feels as if the characters are too radically different, and they even realize this

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review 2016-10-05 16:10
Meh
The Mysterious Midwest: Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena in America's Heartland - Charles River Editors

Not a bad book, but the mysterious isn't really that mysterious. The stories in terms of history are interesting. Bonus point for including Native American history to a great degree.

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