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Harris has a challenging project here: to show the complicated, messy reality behind such seemingly simple terms as collaborator and Resistance. To the children, of course, these were mere abstractions: "We understood so little of it. Least of all the Resistance, that fabulous quasi-organization. Books and the television made it sound so focused in later years; but I remember none of that. Instead I remember a mad scramble in which rumor chased counter-rumor and drunkards in cafes spoke loudly against the new regime." The author's portrait of occupier and occupied living side by side is given texture by her trademark appreciation of all things French. Yes, some passages read like romantic, black-and-white postcards: "Reine's bicycle was smaller and more elegant, with high handlebars and a leather saddle. There was a bicycle basket across the handlebars in which she carried a flask of chicory coffee." But these simple pleasures, recorded with such adroitness, are precisely what give Framboise solace from the torment of her past. --Claire Dederer
Carol Clark, formerly at Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Wonderful, terrifying story of a family failing but finally surviving.Published 1 day ago by lisahenrysdatter
Very well written. I literally couldn't put it down. Would highly recommend to anyone. Hope they make a movie soon.Published 16 days ago by Kindle Customer
I have not read it yet, but it is next on my list of books to read. It was recommended to me by someone who read it and thought I would enjoy reading.Published 3 months ago by Priscilla DePetris
Ugly, depressing story. Trouble following the plot at times as it shifted from one time to another[[one character to another.Published 4 months ago by kathrynlibby
this is the second copy of the book that i have purchased. i purchased it years ago, read it, loved it, and was silly enough to give it away. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JMP
This was a really good book, very well written, the characters rang true. I loved the way the author built the suspense to the final crescendo, giving you just enough to keep you... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Susan