Book Reviews

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

At nine years old, Bruno's world is turned upside down when his father gets promoted. He has to leave his home, his friends, and his grandparents and move to some place called Out-With. There is no one but soldiers for miles around, except for the people on the other side of the long, high fence.… Continue reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

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The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

Desperate for a distraction after being jilted at the alter, gallery owner Sera James becomes obsessed with finding a painting she once saw as a child. She is determined to track down the original painting. Her search brings her to William Hanover, a wealthy man whose grandfather's estate could hold the answers she seeks. Together, they try to unravel… Continue reading The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

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Black Earth by Timothy Snyder

     For America, and likely much of Western Europe, most of what we know about World War II and the Holocaust comes from the Western perspective, and the battles fought on Germany's western front. In Black Earth, Timothy Snyder tells of the events in Eastern Europe that led to the destruction of smaller state governments,… Continue reading Black Earth by Timothy Snyder

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Night by Elie Wiesel

     The picture to the left is the cover of a 3-in-1 collection of Elie Wiesel's Night Trilogy. Night, the first of the trilogy, is a memoir. Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor, tells of his time at Auschwitz. From his home, to the ghetto, to the camps and the separation of his family... he and his… Continue reading Night by Elie Wiesel


Holocaust Remembrance Day 2011

Today is a day of remembrance, so that we never forget the horrible events of the Holocaust. "Fascination" is probably the wrong word, but I've always been drawn to this piece of history. It raises up so much anger and sadness in me. But I can't turn away from it. One of the most notable Holocaust… Continue reading Holocaust Remembrance Day 2011