I have read and reviewed (5*) this very memorable book. It takes talent to write about a very dark evil period in history and interject hope in to it, which is what this author does as depicted by the title, The Luck of the Weissensteiners. This is an extremely well researched and constructed read about a story that never disappoints.
The setting is Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, 1933. We follow along with the Weissensteiner family on an epic journey, from the pre-WWII years to the end of the war, with an epilogue culminating during the fall of the Berlin wall. They are not an insular family, and have a great many friends and acquaintances that move in and out of the story line.
Greta and her family are Jewish, but this is decidedly not another rendition of the holocaust. The novel illustrates how the destruction of war rained down on both Jews and non-Jews, who were part of the…
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