Review: RESISTANCE by Anita Shreve

Dawn at She Is Too Fond of Books recently read Resistance by Anita Shreve for the WWII Challenge.  Here’s what she had to say:

It wasn’t until I was about 50 pages into Resistance that I realized I had read it before.  That’s not a good sign, not remembering that I previously read the novel … it must not have made a deep impression, positive or negative.  I feel the same way after reading it for a second time.

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Shhh I’m Reading also read and reviewed Resistance by Anita Shreve for the WWII challenge.  Here’s what she had to say:

I usually really enjoy Shreve’s books but this one fell a little flat for me.

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Review: RESISTANCE by Owen Sheers

Sandy at You’ve Gotta Read This! recently reviewed Owen Sheers’ Resistance for the WWII Challenge.  Here’s some of what she had to say:

In an alternative WWII in 1944, Germany has invaded Britain and has occupied a vast majority of the country.  . . . Sheers artfully introduces various themes of resistance into the story. There are the British resistance fighters waging their solitary war against the Germany army, which we expect. But we also sense the wives’ resistance in believing they truly have been left alone forever by their husbands.

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Review: RESISTANCE by Anita Shreve

resistanceTracey from A Book Sanctuary recently reviewed Resistance by Anita Shreve.  Here’s a snippet:

Near the Belgian village of Delahaut at the end of 1943, a B-17 bomber crash lands. With German soldiers heading towards the scene, it is a race against time to save the American pilot Ted Brice, found semi-conscious by a 10 year old local boy Jean Benoit.

Claire Dussois is the wife of Henri, together they are members of the local Maquis (Resistance), hiding people in a small attic room in their house until they can be moved down the line and into safety in France. Henri is afraid and a quietly reluctant participant but Claire with her nursing and language skills is a crucial link in the chain. At the time this story begins, they have already housed 28 people throughout the course of the war. The American pilot will be their 29th and last.

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Review: RESISTANCE by Owen Sheers

resistancesheersGavin from Page247 recently posted a review of Resistance by Owen Sheers.  Here’s a snippet:

Resistance by Owen Sheers is based on the premise that D-Day failed and that Germany invaded Great Britain.  The author, a poet, grew up in the area where the story takes place and this shows in the writing.  It is highly descriptive and quite beautiful, weaving the history of the land, a valley on the Welsh border,  with the lives of it’s people.  It is also a description of an occupation and the consequences of war.

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