Friday Morning Bookclub

January 26, 2011

The Invisible Bridge

Filed under: Book Recomendations,Literary Tidbits,The Invisible Bridge — Esther @ 11:09 am

We have read many novels about World War II, the Holocaust, Jews in Europe.    Julie Orringer’s novel, “The Invisible Bridge”, is among the best of these.  Andras Levi, a young Hungarian architecture student, travels to Paris to begin his studies.  There he meets Claire (Klara) Morganstern, a beautiful ballet teacher with a mysterious past.  As the turbulence in Europe intensifies, Andras must return to Hungary.  This is a love story, as the love between Andras and Klara weathers the war, their separation, illnesses and death.  This is a story of family, as Andras and his brothers fight to maintain their family, and to support each other.  This is a story of friendship, as Andras forms bonds with people, and is helped by people of various backgrounds.  Ultimately, this is a story of war.  Of the horrors that always accompany it, of the hardships that must be endured, of the horrible toll that it takes on a country, and on its people.

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