Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday



Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


This week's pick: Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile and Love Reclaimed by Leslie Maitland

Due out April 17, 2012

Product Description taken from Amazon:


Leslie Maitland is an award-winning former New York Times investigative reporter whose mother and grandparents fled Germany in 1938 for France, where, as Jews, they spent four years as refugees, the last two under risk of Nazi deportation. In 1942 they made it onto the last boat to escape France before the Germans sealed its harbors. Then, barred from entering the United States, they lived in Cuba for almost two years before emigrating to New York. This sweeping account of one family’s escape from the turmoil of war-torn Europe hangs upon the intimate and deeply personal story of Maitland’s mother’s passionate romance with a Catholic Frenchman.Separated by war and her family’s disapproval, the young lovers—Janine and Roland—lose each other for fifty years. It is a testimony to both Maitland’s investigative skills and her devotion to her mother that she successfully traced the lost Roland and was able to reunite him with Janine. Unlike so many stories of love during wartime, theirs has a happy ending.

5 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This is a new one for me. I do like to read NF as well as fiction, so I may have to add this to the list.

TheBookGirl said...

I am always looking for good nonfiction reads, and I like reading about the WWII era, so this is perfect :)

Hope you enjoy it when it comes out.

Kay said...

This one does sound good. I wonder why they couldn't enter the US. A lot of the policies at that time are hard to read about now. Makes you shake your head and be ashamed. Thanks for highlighting this book, Tina.

chelleyreads said...

it got me at "love reclaimed". i love the good WWII love story.

check out my WoW.

-michelle

Peaceful Reader said...

Another memoir for you! Perfect choice. Happy February!