Reviews: THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE by Diane Ackerman

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman is another WWII book that participants have read this year.

Check out the excerpt below and click on the link for a full review.

A Comfy Chair and A Good Book said:

This is one work of non-fiction that just missed the mark for me. I was really looking forward to reading this account of WWII but found myself frustrated and bored while reading it.

Peachybooks said:

The author uses this story of individual human compassion as a way of telling the larger story of the fate of Poland under Nazi occupation. The events at the Zoo, and that happen to Antonina’s family are drawn from Antonina’s personal diary, but these events are put into wider context by the author, using various sources to give a historical context to the continued subjugation of Poland, and an insight into Nazi ideology.

Page After Page said:

I find myself wondering, “How would I have responded? Would I have been brave? Would I have been smart enough to evade the enemy while saving people? How would I have handled the stress of living under those conditions and deprivations?”

I hope I would have handled myself just like Antonina Zabinski.

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Review: THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE by Diane Ackerman

zookeeperswifeChristina from Jackets & Covers recently reviewed The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman.  Here’s an excerpt:

When I purchased The Zookeeper’s Wife I thought the book would be historical fiction; I wasn’t expecting a biography and a peek into both the Warsaw Underground Resistance and the Nazis’ attempt to reintroduce extinct species into the animal kingdom. However, the wealth of information, while fascinating, makes the writing choppy and incoherent, at times.

Read the entire review here.

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Review: THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE by Diane Ackerman

zookeeperswifeChristopher from Doolittle’s recently posted a review of The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman.  Here’s a snippet:

The Zookeeper’s Wife is a harrowing (non-fiction) tale of the an intellectual Polish family who risk everything to hide enemies of Nazi Germany (mostly Jews, but others as well) in Warsaw under occupation. The amazing thing about the book is how light-hearted it comes across. Ackerman has a real skill for conjuring the presence of her title character, Antonina. Even with all the stresses of daily Polish life under German rule, we can feel Antonina’s effusive personality flowing through her crazy household.

You can read the entire review here.

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