Monday, November 26, 2012
Sparrow Road vs between shades of gray
As a first time blogger, I enter the blogging world cautiously (as I reviewed previous blogs there seemed to be much poetry and I generally don't write poetry).
Sparrow Road: Clever, funny with underlying sadness and curiosity. Hope and forgiveness are at the heart of this book. A lovely read that I think many would enjoy (especially on a hot summer day with a slurpee in hand).
between shades of gray: Poignant, heart wrenching and powerful. This book kicks you in the stomach several times as it reveals the injustices of the deportation of thousands of Lithuanian's to Russia during and following WWII. Human rights and strength of spirit ensure you finish this book to the end.
Winner for me: between shades of gray!!