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Portable Magic

Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

Currently reading

The Bungalow Mystery
P.M. Carlson, Russell H. Tandy, Carolyn Keene
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro, Simon Prebble
Duel of Eagles: The Mexican and U.S. Fight for the Alamo
Jeff Long
Progress: 11/431 pages
The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Carolyn Keene
I am No One You Know
Joyce Carol Oates
The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien, Rob Inglis
Progress: 13 %

The Lost Wife ★★★★☆

The Lost Wife - Alyson Richman

I was so moved at times in this story of a Jewish couple separated by war and the Nazi occupation of Prague and the terrible choices they were forced to make. Especially so when Josef desperately searches for his missing wife and longs for what he has lost with her, contrasting with

the emptiness he shares with his new wife, who has lost as much as he.

(show spoiler)


Audiobook via Audible, with beautiful performances by George Guidall and Suzanne Toren. Guidall is one of my favorite audio narrators, and he meets all my expectations here.