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Skeletons at the Feast

Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian

(Crown Publishing, May 2008, $25.00, Hardcover)

Reviewed by Annie Leonard (Knoxville, Iowa)

A riveting and unforgettable portrait of the last days of WWII, this is the story of a privileged German family who flees their ancestral home ahead of the advancing Russians along with their Scottish POW and an escaped Jew posing as a Wermacht officer. Beautiful and brutal, this is the portrait of human courage and compassion in the face of the unspeakable. I couldn’t put this one down — one of the best books I’ve read in years

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