Thursday, October 11, 2007
So an odd thing happened. My sister (who lives in Alaska) and I happened to be reading the same book at the same time...and we didn't even know the other was reading that book. And this is the second time it's happened :) It's also funny that we both can't pronounce the name very well...Suite Francaise. I keep thinking I'm saying it wrong, and we both had different ideas of what "Suite" was. My sister thought it was "suite" as in a hotel or building and I thought it was "suite" as in music. You don't really find out unless you read the back section of the book which is about the author and the creation of the book. I'd like to point out that I was right ;) If you don't know about this book, the author was a well known author a the time and was writing about occupied France during World War II while it was going on all around her. It's not a diary, like Anne Frank, but I'm sure events or episodes in the book happened around her in real life. However, like Anne Frank, she was sent to a concentration camp and did not survive the war. The book was never finished. Read the back section of the book to find out how her daughters saved the book. I have to say that it took me a while to read, I think because I was not in the mood for a heavy book...it's not really that heavy but obviously it's subject matter is. I wasn't thinking much about it but towards the end of the book I was so sad that it was never completed because I wanted more. I definitely recommend this book...amazing.
Also Reviewed by Heather at Age 30 - A Year of Books