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Estelle: City of Women by David R. Gillham

City of Women by David R. Gillham Publication Date: August 7, 2012 Publisher: Amy Einhorn/Putnam (Part of Penguin) Pages: 400 Target audience: Adult Keywords: historical fiction, World War II, strong women Format read: ARC paperback from Putnam (Thank you!) Summary: In 1943, Sigrid is going through the motions — work, home, and sleep — while […]

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May 19, 2016 - 1:25 pm

Eugene Marangoni - I’m a librarian at a community library in Alameda County, California. My book group is currently reading this novel. I’m very impressed by the author’s knowledge of how people behaved during this period with details such as holding ones hear close to the radio to listen to BBC broadcasts, and lines of popular music – which can all be found on YouTube for those that want to hear them in the original German.

December 15, 2012 - 12:39 pm

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August 19, 2012 - 10:50 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (8/19/2012) - […] fiction) Books set in our hometown (kind of) Speechless by Hannah Harrington (upcoming YA fiction) City of Women by David Gillham (adult historical fiction) Travel tales […]

August 15, 2012 - 5:40 am

VeganYANerds - The cover of this really caught my eye and I enjoyed your review as well. I love books set during WWII and should really branch out into some adult fiction like this because it’s not a common topic in YA.

I love a gutsy, brave character and would love to read about Sigrid!

August 13, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I have a thing for historical fiction, though I don’t read nearly enough of it. This sounds AMAZING though, and I definitely cannot wait to check it out.

August 13, 2012 - 2:00 pm

elena - This sounds incredible and one that really resonated with you, Estelle! I like the word ‘sensual’ to describe this book. Really beautiful review.

August 13, 2012 - 9:23 am

Tara - I cannot wait to read this one! Your review just made me even that more excited to dive into Sigrid’s story. Fabulous review Estelle!