The Lost Wife

The Lost Wife

Book - 2011
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During the last moments of calm in prewar Prague, Lenka, a young art student, and Josef, who is studying medicine, fall in love. With the promise of a better future, they marry--only to have their dreams shattered by the imminent Nazi invasion. Like so many others, they are torn apart by the currents of war.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2011
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780425244135
Branch Call Number: RICHMAN A
Characteristics: 344 p. ; 21 cm


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Sep 30, 2018

This dramatic historical romance begins with the end: a Jewish wife and her Jewish husband were separated by the chaos of World War II but are miraculously reunited at their grandchildren's wedding. Most of the vividly portrayed characters in this heartfelt novel are based on real Jewish people who suffered greatly through the war. I also appreciated Richman's dedicated research about some of the lesser-known Jewish concentration camps located in Czechoslovakia.

Nov 09, 2017

I loved it! An easy read but beautifully written. Very touching and emotional.

Feb 25, 2017

Beautifully written. Love the story between the characters.

Jan 20, 2017

Beautifully written love story interwoven during the most horrific time in our history. From page one, the reader is transported. It is hard to put down.

ArapahoePatti Nov 10, 2016

One of my favorite book

ArapahoeTatyana Aug 28, 2016

This compelling story, which explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit - and the strength of memory, made a big impression on me!

ArapahoeAlyson Jul 26, 2016

One of my favorite historical fiction books. Heartbreaking and heartwarming!

Feb 03, 2015

This book grabs you from the start. A great historical novel. Accurate with events and places.

samdog123 Mar 09, 2014

A poignant and enjoyable read. Will be looking for more titles by this author.

MissParker921 Jan 17, 2014

Beautifully written and poignant. I loved this book, as has every person I recommended it to. 5 Stars.

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