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Paper Children: An Immigrant's Legacy by Marcia Fine

Monday, July 11, 2011
Driven by cataclysmic events, Paper Children encompasses three generations of women, their passion for life and the secret history of pain that follows them.
Paulina, a privileged young woman who is part of Warsaw society, finds herself faced with the dilemma of family or marital loyalty. From a distance she finds herself torn as the Nazis tighten their grip on Poland. Driven by anger, her daughter, Sarah, a photographer, make critical choices after witnessing the Displaced Person's camps in Europe in the wake of WWII. She forges a life of independence. Mimi, Sarah's daughter, a vulnerable young woman, uses her curiosity about her family and the Holocaust to create a truth for herself.
This exquisitely researched novel based on personal family history and treasured letters reflects post-war life for people forced to begin again.

Good Reads Summary

The characters in this novel will really force the reader to pay attention and easily endear themselves.  The reader will follow three generations of daughters through hard times.  The plot is very interesting, the characters face very hard moral decisions.  The reader will enjoy the detailed scenes and the varied plot lines, it would be hard to get bored with this novel.  Sarah acts as the go-between in the novel.  She connects the past and the present and makes the plot seem like a reality to the reader.  The dialogue is interesting and the letters from the Holocaust victims are fascinating and sad.  The author really knows how to evoke emotions in her readers, a very great quality.  This book is recommended for young adults/adults who enjoy terrific reads. 

5 stars