Reviews and Blog Posts: Germany

The book thief

by Markus Zusak

Reviewer Rating:
4

This story is about a foster German girl, books, a Jewish fist fighter and a little bit of thievery. In 1942 Leisel Meminger, a young foster girl living in Nazi Germany discovers something she can't resist...books.  She begins to steal books from the Mayor's library and Nazi book burnings.  With...

An age of license : a travelogue

by Lucy Knisley

Reviewer Rating:
4

A coming-of-age graphic travelogue, Age of License both follows the author's month-long trip through Europe and her inner journey trying to figure out where she wants to be going with her life. Invited as a guest at a comics convention in Norway, Knisley extends the trip to include visiting various...

Women heroes of World War II : 26 stories of espionage, sabotage, resistance, and rescue

by Kathryn J Atwood

Kathryn J. Atwood's Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue is a good place for older kids and teens to start their research into the European theater of the war, but it by no means gives a complete picture even of the women it features,...

Life after life

by Kate Atkinson

Reviewer Rating:
5

On a cold, snowy English night in January, 1910, Ursula Todd is born with her cord wrapped around her neck, and dies the same day. On that same night, Ursula Todd is born again, and lives. We follow Todd through many lives, many experiences, many circumstances, many choices and chances....

Your house is on fire, your children all gone : a novel

by Stefan Kiesbye

Reviewer Rating:
4

Shirley Jackson readers will enjoy this creepy, little book's unapologetically macabre atmosphere.  Not for the faint-hearted!

Colorado Authors Series Presents Flint Whitlock

The Beasts of Buchenwald

The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Flint Whitlock, author of The Beasts of Buchenwald, this Sunday, February 12, at 2 p.m. at Schlessman.

Mr. Whitlock is an author and military historian specializing in World War II. Three of his books have been finalists for the Colorado Book Award. He has appeared on The History Channel and in various documentaries, and often leads battlefield tours. For the past two years, he has been the editor-in-chief of a national magazine, WWII History.

The Best of German Film

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Heading to the German Heritage Festival this weekend? Be sure to check out some of these wunderbar German films!

Mostly Martha

Reviewer Rating:
4

Recommended by friends as a film that should be on Michelle's picks...this is a delightful German film about the love of Martha for food and eventually family and friends.

Good bye Lenin!

Reviewer Rating:
4

Sweet, sad and charming, this film portrays a family during the end of East v. West in Germany. It's mostly about a boy's endless devotion to his mother amidst her ceaseless devotion to East German socialism.

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