Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Lilac Girls

Lilac Girls
By Martha Hall Kelly
New York: Ballantine Books, 2016. 487 pgs. Fiction

This World War II historical fiction is about three women, whose lives will come together as a result of the war. There is Caroline Ferriday who works with aiding orphanages in France, Kasia Kuzmerick a Polish prisoner  at the Ravensbruck concentration camp, and Herta Oberheuser a doctor at Ravensbruck. Although this is a fiction book it is based on the true of the prisoners of Ravensbruck.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was powerful in helping me to understand the trauma that happened to these particular prisoners at Ravensbruck. Throughout the book I did not understand how Caroline's story fit in with the other two narratives, but Kelly did a great job at pulling the story together at the end. Martha Hall Kelly's website provides some great sources that helped in writing the book, which I read through in-depth wanting to know more about these stories of World War II.


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