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The end just leaves you hanging, it doesn't wrap all the characters.
Anna Hope's writing is lovely and evokes such powerful emotions from the characters whose lives of quiet desperation in the wake of World War I pricked my soul.
The characters are not that well developed as a result, making the story less compelling than it could have been.
Wake follows several intertwined people in the days after WWI. One is a woman who lost her only son in battle and now sees him around town. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Samantha Glasser
A beautiful and thoughtful novel on the aftermath of WW1 and how the women cope with burden of their loss and grief.An assured first novel that stays in the memory.Published 15 days ago by Peter Hill
Focusing on three women living in Europe shortly after World War I, it takes Anna Hope a while to bring it all together in Wake which makes the start of novel slow and unfocused. Read morePublished 15 days ago by N. Rogers
Purely by happenstance, the author seems to have picked every character's name of my family tree (and specifically my maternal grandmother's family). What are the odd? Read morePublished 18 days ago by L. Perry
Wake explores the aftermath of World War One England through the perspectives of three young women. The combination of time, setting, and character makes for an engaging read in an... Read morePublished 24 days ago by choiceweb0pen0
Touching. Well conceived story. Carefully drawn characters. Beautifully written. Left with a satisfied feeling of hope following disaster and loss.Published 2 months ago by .
I did enjoy this book, although quite sad in places, it clearly portrays the sadness and difficulty of men returning from a catastrophic event, such as a war. Read morePublished 2 months ago by R.C.Pieterse
A plethora of World War I novels have emerged in 2013-14, to greater or lesser success. Anna Hope's "Wake" is one of the better examples of WWI - specifically, its... Read morePublished 4 months ago by L. Berk