Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Orphan's Tale

The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff, 344 pages.

Decent enough story involving circus folk, orphans, angry adolescents, greed, betrayal and nazis. None of it rings quite true, though;the strarving teen who is found by the circus folk just happened to be a world -class gymnast? And though it's several years into the war the Jewish circus performer who married a German officer is somehow surprised to find out that there's a bit of official antipathy borne by the German government towards Jews?
If you can get past the author's seeming unfamiliarity with her chosen setting, the book is alright.

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