Skeletons at the Feast

Skeletons at the Feast

A Novel

Book - 2008 | 1st ed
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As Hitler's Third Reich crumbles, an aristocratic Prussian woman and her child flee west away from the approaching Russian army. Eventually they form an unlikely alliance with a Jewish man escaping from the concentration camps.
Publisher: New York : Shaye Areheart Books, ©2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307394958
0307394956
Call Number: FICTION BOHJALIAN
Characteristics: 372 pages : map ; 24 cm

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At the end of WWII, you really didn't want to get stuck in the part of Germany that was going to be occupied by The Soviet Union, so thousands of people moved westward, trying to get on the American side of the line. This novel tells of some of those people and their desperate journeys and really... Read More »


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loritaft58
Nov 13, 2017

I listened on audio book and it was so good .. excellent reader !

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WendyT68
Nov 15, 2016

A powerful book! It's dark and often brutal, yet tempered by love and hope. Beautifully written and impeccably researched. If you are not afraid of an honest look at a bleak time in history, this book is for you.

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mcdoff
Oct 17, 2016

Arlene say "a must".

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wmtlady
Apr 27, 2014

The background for this historical novel is great, but it plods along so slowly that I had to quit after the first couple of chapters.

librarylady70 Dec 18, 2013

This is a fascinating book because it's a World War II story told from the German civilian point of view. Word to the squeamish, though - it contains many horrific descriptions of violence, genocide and other war crimes. Unlike watching a movie, you can't close your eyes. If you don't like graphic violence, this book may not be for you. I don't like it, but the book was so good I pushed through.

beckymatyas Aug 28, 2013

This book really puts you into the time of WII, with the hardship, starvation and mistreatment that everyone experienced near the end of the war. Most interesting was that love can survive in horrible circumstances and gullible people can finally see the great harm being done by their leaders.

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