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The Girl from Krakow: A Novel Paperback – September 1, 2015
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“A sweeping novel encompassing 1930s Paris, the slums of Krakow, war-torn Spain, and Nazi-occupied Germany, The Girl from Krakow follows Rita Feuerstahl through good times and bad. Well researched and well imagined, the novel expands historical data into full, vivid scenes. Delicate issues and situations are faced head-on and unapologetically, a testament to Rosenberg’s abilities. Fans of historical fiction or readers looking for something new after finishing Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See (2014) will enjoy Rosenberg’s story of reinvention, self-discovery, the power of personal connections, and the kindness of strangers.” —Booklist
“[The Girl from Krakow] is a page-turner with a focus on how ordinary people cope when trapped in totalitarian systems. Rosenberg has done his homework on wartime Poland, Russia, and Germany, so that rather than using the period as window dressing, he vividly brings to life what it might have felt like, day to day, to navigate this distorted world. Combined with its strong characters, Rosenberg’s novel is a winner.” —Publishers Weekly
"When a prominent philosopher like Alex Rosenberg turns his mind to writing a novel, there is reason to celebrate. With vivid, fast-paced storytelling verve, Rosenberg sweeps us across Europe during a morally fraught decade in a novel that is as sure to make you think as to feel." —Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction
“Rita’s story of survival will appeal to aficionados of historical, Holocaust, and war fiction.” —Library Journal, Audio Book Review
About the Author
Alex Rosenberg is an American philosopher and the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. Rosenberg has written many books, including The Atheist’s Guide to Reality. The Girl from Krakow is his first novel. It is based on the experiences of several individuals through the 1930s and World War II.
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That said, I went to look over other reviews and see that this was loved or hated by most readers. There are a couple of intense sexual scenes that have offended some. I found them easily skipped and/or poignant. And the ending - in my opinion, Rita was deep enough, honest enough, self-aware enough to make exactly the decision that ends this excellent book. Her love of Stefan was greater than her love for him.
A well researched, well done novel about areas of Europe not usually covered when one thinks of the holocaust. Thank you, Alex Rosenberg, for broadening our view of a world at war to include Poland.