CHARACTERS ☆ The Lost Wife

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CHARACTERS ☆ The Lost Wife º Nos últimos tempos de tranuilidade na Praga do pré guerra Lenka uma jovem estudante de arte apaixona se por Josef Casam se mas pouco tempo depois como tantos outros são separados pela guerraNa América Josef torna se um obstetra bem sucedido e constrói uma família apesar de nunca esuecer a mulher ue acredita ter morridMília apesar de nunca esuecer a mulher ue acredita ter morrido nos campos de concentração Mas no gueto nazi de Terezín e mais tarde em Auschwitz Lenka sobreviveu graças aos seus dotes artísticos e à memória de um marido ue julgava nunca voltar a verAgora. If you don't cry when you read this book I guess I feel sorry for you From the stunning prologue to the very last page this is a remarkable readThe first few pages of the prologue reveal that a man and a woman married and then separated for 60 years by the Nazi invasion of Prague and both thinking the other dead meet at the wedding reception of the grandson of one and the granddaughter of the other Now you might think that revealing this much in the very beginning of the book would reduce the emotional content of what follows Not in the least Knowing they will eventually meet makes each aspect of their separate stories even poignant At least to a romantic like me

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Passadas décadas um encontro inesperado em Nova Iorue reúne Lenka e Josef de novoDo conforto da vida em Praga antes da ocupação aos horrores da Europa Nazi Um Amor Perdido explora a resistência do primeiro amor e do espírito humano e a capacidade de recorda. The Lost Wife by Alyson RichmanIn Pre War Prague the hopes and dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi InvasionI listened to this novel as opposed to reading it and I really enjoyed the narrators as they were both elouent and easy to listen to This is s a story that explores the horrors of the beautiful city of Prague under the occupation of the Nazi's during World War Two Having visited both Terezin and Prague many years ago I was very interested in reading this book and I was not disappointed with the images captured by Alyson Richman and her storytellingI was amazed to learn that the story was inspired by true events similar to that of Lenka and Josef and the novels conclusion the author explains what events are true within the story and I found this really helpfulI did not find the Novel heavy or difficult reading in comparison to other Holocaust books that I have read I liked the story and enjoyed the narration and this is why I have rated it 3 stars I did however find the story ended abruptly and I wasn't uite satisfied by the conclusion of the story

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The Lost WifeNos últimos tempos de tranuilidade na Praga do pré guerra Lenka uma jovem estudante de arte apaixona se por Josef Casam se mas pouco tempo depois como tantos outros são separados pela guerraNa América Josef torna se um obstetra bem sucedido e constrói uma fa. Let me say first and foremost that I do not read love stories I loathe books such as those by Nicholas Sparks and Nora Roberts I have a specially designed crucifix to guard me against the genre of Mills and Boon And yet paradoxically I loved this novel and it is essentially a love story a story of first love lost love remembered love This novel does not abound with all the hearts and flowers of the aforementioned publishers And it has uietly stealthily crept up on me in the last five hours since I finished it wending its way into my collective bookish affectionsThe story contains an impossible choice faced with the encroaching threat of the Nazis who would you choice – your family or your husband of one day Two Czechoslovakian Jews Lenka and Josef face this monumental situation and Lenka's decision is the basis of this novel Her decision is forced by time the die is cast Lenka will stay with her family while her husband Josef will flee with his family to America Germany invades Czechoslovakia as expected the Czech government capitulates and Lenka and her family are sent to the work camp Terezin Alyson Richman leads you through Josef's life in America with the sombre burden of what he has left behind and Lenka's harsh reality with her internment at Terezin This novel is uite light in description but rich in dialogue and it is rendered beautifully with emotional scenery With a deft hand the author uses the riches of the palette to furnish images I never underline passages in a book but here I sincerely wish I had so that I give some examples uite oddly I found the rendition of Josef's life emotive than Lenka's story tethered as he was in America and bound to lead a life he had little interest in It was the beauty of his richly textured remembrances which moved me The Lost Wife is a novel that I am very glad to have read I suggest that you read it Highly recommended 45★