Dear Fang, With Love

Dear Fang, With Love

Book - 2016
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Lucas and Katya were boarding school seniors when they decided to have a baby. Seventeen years later, and after a decade of absence, Lucas is newly involved in his daughter Vera's life. But after Vera suffers a terrifying psychotic break at a high school party Lucas takes her to Vilnius, Lithuania, his grandmother's homeland, for the summer. As he uncovers a secret about his grandmother, a Home Army rebel who escaped Stutthof, Vera searches for answers to Lucas's past mistakes and her own uncertain future.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101875773
1101875771
Characteristics: 303 pages ; 22 cm

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VaughanPLRachelP Jul 12, 2017

I love books with flawed, complex characters and incredible settings, so I was really drawn into this novel. Rufi Thorpe skillfully wrote about all of the characters so empathetically; even the smallest characters felt so fully realized, and I felt for everyone, even when they were making selfish or otherwise terrible decisions. This book covered so much - mental health, the Holocaust, the difficulties of parenthood - all against the magnificent backdrop of Vilnius, Lithuania. I was left thinking about this book for a while after I finished it.

Bazette Apr 02, 2017

Rufi Thorpe is an excellent writer. I would compare her to Jodi Picoult in the way that she gets into the minds of her characters. She brings them alive and she leaves you with the question -- is this fiction or non-fiction. This book is awesome! Her other book "The Girls From Corona Del Mar" is also excellent. A really good read!

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