Thursday, October 24, 2013

What Happens When You Lose the Love of Your Life?



Alyson Richman’s novel The Lost Wife attempts to answer the question.  The story is
set against the late 1930s and World War II.    This is a story worth finding out more about.  Will he find her?

Synopsis: 

Lenka grows up in Prague during the early part of the twentieth century.  She attends the Academy of Art where she meets her friend Versuka.  One night Lenka is invited to Versuka’s house for dinner where she meets her soul mate her brother Josef.   Their romance blossoms as the Nazi invasion moves ever closer to Prague.  One night they marry but Josef has kept some important news about her family from.  Lenka marries without this knowledge that her family will be able to make it out of Prague.  Will she choose to go?   Will Lenka’s family be safe in Prague?  Did Josef make it safely to the United States?

 My Thoughts:

This novel is not one that I would choose to pick up.  I am glad that I read it and am ready to share with you.  This story is sad but has a positive ending.  The author explores what happens when you lose the one you love.  The history of   Eastern Europe prior to world war two is the setting for the story.  For those of you who don’t know these were the first Jews to the Ghettos and concentration camps.  

One aspect of this story is the art involved.  The author describes the scene as if she is painting a picture.  You the audience see it through the eyes of an artist.  The particular artist is Lenka.  Josef shares what is the substance of emotion and conflict. 

This is a Read for Pink novel is the worth picking up!

Rating:

4.25/5

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