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The Book of Names

The Book of Names

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Characters are frequently “incredulous”, “stunned”, “heartened”, “full of hatred”, “frustrated” or “terrified”. This has gotten so many wonderful reviews but I’m just not feeling these characters or the storyline. In the final analysis, I would recommend this for readers who have not read much WWII fiction and who are fans of romance novels. When Beverley Panagopoulos’s name pops into his head, he decides to Google it and discovers she was recently murdered. Instead, I got a half-baked story with a protagonist who refused to share information with the reader about anything other than a crush she has on the hot Catholic boy working with her with a side of boo-hoo-the-poor-Jewish-children and oh this one Nazi is actually a good guy don't be so judgmental Eva.

May 2005, Eva Traube is in her 80’s and she enjoys working part time at her local library and she spends most of her time shelving books. It always amazes me the various ways in which people were able to outsmart and outmaneuver the Nazis.

And I so, so wished Eva would have stood up for herself, instead she tried to placate her mother and many times it felt like Eva was the parent calming a whiny toddler throwing a temper tantrum. July 1942 - Eva learns to use her skills to forge identity documents for Jewish kids trying to get to the safe zone in Switzerland. It seems impossible that someone could just pick up the trade of forgery and excel at it but that is exactly what some real life resistant fighters did to save thousands of people. Our mission will be much more challenging, but also much more important and vital,” Dayan said of the coming era when no survivors remain. And leaving the empty pages is a remembrance that they also existed, that they also were Jews, they also were human beings.

Her own need for documents that pass Nazi scrutiny draws her into a life of secrecy and danger and soon she's one of the most prolific forgers in France. However overall a good listen if you are looking for a book to keep you company and entertained whilst doing house work or when driving. However, the story relies on some leaps of faith (especially Eva’s ability to master forgeries as easily as she does). Eva's mother is a real piece of work, blaming her daughter for her husband's deportation, being mean and lashing out.There are plenty of interesting nuggets on how trend cycles work when it comes to names which can be really insightful for parents who either really want or really do not want their baby to have a popular name. I loved Eva, despite the atrocities happening right in front of her nose she fought courageously, looked death in the eye and did whatever she could to help save lives. As a childhood tragedy comes back to haunt Professor David Shepherd, he finds himself in possession of the Book of Names, an ancient text, originating with the biblical Adam, that holds the world in a delicate balance. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Another well-written book about WWII and the tenacious women who fought, usually indirectly, against the Nazis!

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