Dec 19, 2017

The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky: First Chapter

The Fortunate Ones

The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky,
November 21, 2017, William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre: blend of historical and contemporary fiction
Setting, Vienna, 1939 and Los Angeles, present day

First chapter:
Vienna 1936
Oma wanted to send a telegram to Papi in Paris, but Mutti said no. "He will be back in three days. He will know soon enough," Mutti said from the cot in the little room that would have been the nursery. She had moved in once the pains began. ("It's too early!" Rose had heard Mutti cry out.) The doctor had come and gone, the sheets had been changed, the blood scrubbed away. Without any evidence, it almost seemed to Rose as if it hadn't happened. 

Book description:
A Chaim Soutine painting—will connect the lives and fates of two different women, generations apart, in this debut novel that moves from World War II Vienna to contemporary Los Angeles.

Would you continue reading, based on the beginning and book description?
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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the two time lines and the idea of the connecting fates. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Kathy Martin said...

It is an intriguing beginning. This week I am featuring Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins. Happy reading!

Margot said...

I know some friends are getting tired of World War II stories, but I'm not. This sounds good.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Not a fan of war stories but, this sounds pretty good. Hope you like it.

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