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Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

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Displaced Persons by Ghita Schwarz

Displaced Persons: A Novel - Ghita Schwarz

Overall, I really liked the writing style of this book, for how calm and clean it felt, especially in presenting the lives of people who survived concentration camps. However, the plot didn't really keep up as well. 


The first half of the book really kept my interest, but then it waned a bit, around when left Europe to start new lives elsewhere in the world. I can see what the book was meant to show, but there wasn't much happening in the latter half of the book, which made it hard to keep going. I kept wondering if something new would happen, but it didn't balance out with the earlier plot.