I won't lie and tell you this was an easy read. It wasn't. But it was an interesting, beautifully written book sprinkled with French phrases and dozens of new vocabulary words, some of which I shared with you last week. The subplot was outside of my comfort zone, but I found myself falling for the characters and caught up in the complex of the plot.
It chronicles the struggles of Varian Fry and a group of wealthy Americans who are trying to get Jewish artists, writers, and philosophers out of German-occupied France.
It poses the question:
Is one person's life worth more than another?
The novel also merges fact and fiction so perfectly that you can't tell one from the other.