Monday, January 9, 2012

THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE by Julie Orringer (fic. papbk)

"The Invisible Bridge" is one of the best books I have read this year.  The story takes place during World War II and is set in Paris and Hungry.  The main character, Andras Levi is from a Hungarian/Jewish family and as the story opens is an architectural student studying in Paris.  There he meets the love of his life.  As the anti-Jewish laws begin to be inforced in Paris, Andra returns to Hungry with his wife.  There the war intensifies and divides his family.  This all too real story draws you in so that you are involved with this family and become emotionally entangled with its members and their lives.  I highly recommend this book.  It is beautifully written, and historically correct.  The characters are based on the lives of Ms. Orringer's grandparents.

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