Greta Fernsby is a 91 year old widow who lives in a lovely apartment in London. She was born in Germany an but moved to Poland when she was twelve when her father became the commander at Auschwitz. Since the end of World War II, she has tried to ignore her past and the part she played in it. When a family with a nine year old boy moves into the apartment beneath her, Greta is forced to look at her childhood and what she was responsible for.
John Boyne’s most recent novel is a page turner and an easy read with well drawn characters. Mark my words: All the Broken Places will be a best seller.
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Just finished it. Very powerful read.
Was struck from the moment I read the introduction. For Marcus Zusak.
The last line of The Book Thief has stuck with me since reading it several years ago. As you no doubt remember, it is delivered by the Narrator, Death. I have thought about it many times.
*** A LAST NOTE FROM YOUR NARRATOR *** I am haunted by humans.