EBOOK NEW (Those Who Save Us) Þ Jenna Blum


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  • 479
  • Those Who Save Us
  • Jenna Blum
  • English
  • 15 July 2019
  • 9780156031660

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Those Who Save Us Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB For fifty years Anna Schlemmer has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II Her daughter Trudy was only three when she and her mother were liberated by an American soldier and went to live with him in Minnesota Trudy's sole evidence of t. Ugh What a terrible and yet compelling book It s the oddest thing I swung back and forth between giving it one star and giving it four I chose one because overall it was terribly clunky and awkward I felt as though the story was in the hands of an amateur who botched up too much to make the overall experience enjoyable Or as if the struggle to write was too obvious here are only a few of my complaints Mixed metaphors The arctic are is like shards of glass in the lungs it shakes Trudy to the bones until they threaten to snap p2There were many of these inarticulate descriptions of things I could tell would have been beautiful in the hands of a adept writer Unrealistic and cliched behavior You know how in bad movies the main character will be talking to someone and then will suddenly stop mid sentence and stare out into space because he is so overcome with his own internal emotional trauma that something he has just said or seen or heard or thought has triggered an inner storm that renders him paralyzed and it s not for at least a minute until the person the main character is with taps him on the shoulder and says Hey Are you all right And the main character shakes his head and blinks his eyes several times and stutters Oh Oh no I m fine Thanks Sorry And you know how this is so un compelling because this never happens in real life Well the author employed that kind of stock behavior over and over Unconvincing clunky amateurish similesA sad afternoon somehow abashed as if the weather is aware that it is acting improperly but lacks the conviction to change seasonsUghPredictable character and plot developmentI knew exactly how and when characters were going to change because the circumstances were so obviously created for one purpose to drive forward the development that had to happen This is one of those books where the ending is the beginning and the joy of reading the book is to find out how it all comes together Also the author was over obvious in identifying a particular experience as THE LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE of that character s life Truly great writers understand that character development occurs subtly as the result of what might even seem an insignificant experience Tolstoy is a master at this Virginia Woolf is another Blum is not Conseuently I felt banged over the head with the message Here it is people The moment where she becomes a cold hard bitch See Right hereSo that was the ugh part There were compelling aspects of the book It was definitely a page turner The simple story without the awkward handling by Blum is poignant evocative and heart wrenching I have never felt intimate empathic outrage for characters than for those in this book A Thousand Splendid Suns running a very close second in this respect And there were some uniue compelling and beautiful sentences As they pass through the windbreak of pines fingers of sun pierce the clouds transforming the spindrift in the fields into glittering sheets and highlighting the outbuildings in what seems to Trudy a shamelessly dramatic ecclesiastical way p4 again and again she will stare at his portrait of what could be a family with longing and horror and a species of awe p 394 And there were many instance of great vocabulary Words like rucked mullioned cloying tureen I m a sucker for a perfectly executed wordBut overall A disappointing frustrating read with just enough appeal to keep me reading night after night wishing for many reasons that the novel would end

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Those Who Save Us Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB He past is an old photograph a family portrait showing Anna Trudy and a Nazi officer the Obersturmfuhrer of BuchenwaldDriven by the guilt of her heritage Trudy now a professor of German history begins investigating the past and finally unearths the dramatic. The contemporary story was as compelling as the historical narrative which is set in Nazi Germany and focuses on the reaction of the German people to the brutality and horror of that war I felt myself reflected as a lover of history to empathize with Trudy s passionate zeal to uncover the truths so long hidden from her In contrast I felt myself eually sympathizing and understanding why Anna was compelled to keep her own war secrets hidden One of my favorite parts of the book is Anna telling Trudy that some pain from that time period cannot be shared with one another I applaud Jenna Blum for taking the time to also remind us of the civilian casualties that suffered their own private hell during the war At times the third person narrative made me feel as if I was watching all of these events from the other side of the window However this shifted when the story focused on Anna and her pain just seemed to drip from the pages Jenna Blum is an outstanding storyteller and this book is a must read

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Those Who Save Us Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB And heartbreaking truth of her mother's lifeCombining a passionate doomed love story a vivid evocation of life during the war and a poignant motherdaughter drama Those Who Save Us is a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame. Well written fast read I have often wondered how and why the German people accepted what was happening during WWII This book describes how many if not most were just trying to survive during difficult times However others truly believed in what was happening which is called patriotism regardless the right or wrong of it Contrary to my book club I do not believe Anna fell in love with the Oberstrumfuhrer I believe she was a victim of the trauma caused by her dependency on him for survival for her daughter Trudie and herself I believe the torture she suffered from the sadistic bully Oberstrumfuhrer who used her body and her desperation to control and hold onto her created an unnatural union from which she did not believe she would escape and may have given up hope The Oberstrumfuhrer was like her father in many ways selfish egotistical and corrupt Her bravery and strength of character allowed her to be as nurturing a parent as she was capable and a good spounse to her American husband Jack Swenson despite the years she suffered as slave to the whims of both her father and the Oberstrmfuhrer I think the ending was a bit too nicely tied up in a pretty pink bow was it the editor s decision


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    EBOOK NEW (Those Who Save Us) Þ Jenna Blum Free read Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ï Jenna Blum This is one of those books that make you go Wow And I did go Wow when I put it down Blum takes an enormous risk writing from the German perspective of the Holocaust but it's a much needed risk It's amazing how people still frown down on all Germans involved in the Holocaust how persecuted and hated they became once WWII was overPlease don't get me wrong I'm not defending the actions of the German's who openly participated in this

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    Read Those Who Save Us EBOOK NEW (Those Who Save Us) Þ Jenna Blum Well written fast read I have often wondered how and why the German people accepted what was happening during WWII? This book describes how many if not most were just trying to survive during difficult times Howe

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    Read Those Who Save Us EBOOK NEW (Those Who Save Us) Þ Jenna Blum While visiting the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC one encounters many horrifying exhibits There is an huge atri

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    EBOOK NEW (Those Who Save Us) Þ Jenna Blum Free read Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ï Jenna Blum No way was this an enjoyable book It was excruciatingly difficultbut the end was beautiful and that saved the book for me Before choosing this book I read through reviews One friend says in her review that the main character Anna a gentile German was both naïve and uninformed when the story opens I certainly agree This de

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