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Not Quite Home: -a short story [Kindle Edition]

Catrin Collier
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Best-selling author Catrin Collier's latest short story Not Quite Home explores the history of a family torn apart by war.

It had long been her dream to discover what had happened to the rest of her family. Her mother and uncle had managed to get out alive – but what of the others who’d disappeared?

But how do you find out what happened nearly seventy years ago, in a city with a different name, in a country that no longer exists?

Could there really be anything left?

And if there was, could – would – a Russian really help her to find it?


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 170 KB
  • Print Length: 16 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Accent Press (23 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M2QALG8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #138,533 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This short story follows a British lady as she visits Kaliningrad (formally Konigsberg) and attempts to discover what happened to her mother’s family at the end of WW2. As with all Collier’s work, it is very well researched and offers an insight into what happened to Konigsberg, and the Prussian people, at the end of WW2. It a deeply moving portrayal of one family’s history; how they were torn apart by war, and how they lost not only their material possessions, but each other, their neighbourhood, their city and their country. The story is an eloquent and poignant reminder of the price of war, and is sadly just as relevant to today’s world as to the world of WW2. Short stories like this are important in aiding our understanding of the past and present, and hopefully may help us move towards a more peaceful future. I would like to commend and thank Collier for this work, and highly recommend it to all as a thought provoking and touching short story that illustrates how the effects of war can echo down the generations.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Home is where your heart is 4 Jan. 2015
By lin
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Quite sad really, but full of nostalgic thoughts, makes you think how lucky you are and appreciate.what and who you have in your life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 19 Nov. 2014
By dee
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As always story keeps you entertained from star to finish
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not up to authors standard 26 Aug. 2014
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Did not enjoy this book as much as others by this author. She seems to have adopted a different style for this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 Jan. 2015
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Another good read
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