Okay, so if I'm being totally honest I have to say that I picked this up because a) it's not terribly long and b) I'm trying to clean off my shelves a bit and didn't expect to love it.
I guess it's good it's slim, because it is sooooo staying on that shelf.
What an interesting WWII story. Or post-war... whatever. Depends on how you look at it.
This book is chilling and utterly compelling, fascinating and terribly tragic.
And I loved it.
Totally fully whole-heartedly recommended.