A miniature masterpiece,
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This review is from: Julia (Paperback)
I had never heard of this author, prior to reading a tiny review in a Sunday newspaper. But I thank my lucky stars that I was led to this book, which is a delightful and deeply touching piece of writing. There are times when the prose soars into the realms of pure poetry. A very short novel, its brevity and simplicity conceal the power of its emotional impact. One of the most affecting love stories I have ever read, it touches on the deepest predicaments of passion, loss and and guilt. A word is not wasted in painting a touching picture of a doomed relationship which ignites against the backdrop of Nazi Germany and continues to reverberate through the decades that follow. A masterful and realistic account of what it is to be a man forever scarred by lost love.
I have recommended this book to a number of friends and am so enthusiastic about it that I wanted to do the same to Amazon readers. I am amazed that this is the first review of Julia that has been posted here but feel quite privileged to be the one to do it.