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The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries) - Julie Orringer

I really wanted to like this book, and initially, it seemed like it might be an interesting read. Unfortunately, it just didn't feel very compelling, with everything too heavily described or filled with repetitive and lengthy conversations. I just didn't really care for the characters after awhile, and, after having read some great books written about this period in European history, decided to stop while I was ahead. Very disappointing though.