Coming of age in Prague in the turbulent 1930's, Lena Kulkova meets Otto, a refugee from Hitler's Germany, and follows him to Paris and eventually to England. As war engulfs the continent, she has no news from her Jewish family, including her beloved baby sister, left behind in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. Facing anti-refugee sentiment and wartime deprivations, her relationship with Otto becomes strained. A coming of age story about love, politics, grief and hardship in a time of war.
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Brooke Warner, She Writes Press
Finalist Sarton Women's Book Awards, IBPA Ben Franklin Awards Silver, and Indie Book Awards Finalist First Novel
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Sep 26, 2017
(4 out of 5 stars)
Thoughtful, touching storytelling provides a balm and resonance for our most human selves. Set against the backdrop of WWII, When It’s Over is a poignant story that examines how history defines our humanity, and that explores experiences that transcend all times and places. Through the eyes of...