This one was another quick review for me! Dove into this for an Instagram tour and wanted to leave a few words about it.
This novel is the journey and travels of a man finding love and discovering the stories of his heritage and the secrets that it hold. The author describes it as a Russian nesting doll of a book and that is completely true.
A book filled with history and the tales of growing up. It was a slow read for me, yet equally compelling for a genre that I don't typically read. A story about finding your truth. This is definitely a full fit into the fiction/historical fiction genre.
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From the beloved author of Comeback Love
and Wherever There Is Light
, comes a novel about the life-changing journey of a young man who travels from New Jersey to Khrushchev’s Russia and the beaches of Southern France as he finds love and discovers the long-hidden secrets about his heritage.
In 1950s New Jersey, Michael Daniels launches a radio show in the storage room of his Russian-Jewish grandmother’s candy store. Not only does the show become a local hit because of his running satires of USSR leader Nikita Khrushchev, but half a world away, it picks up listeners in a small Soviet city.
There, with rock and roll leaking in through bootlegged airwaves, Yulianna Kosoy—a war orphan in her mid-twenties—is sneaking American goods into the country with her boss, Der Schmuggler.
But just as Michael’s radio show is taking off, his grandmother is murdered in the candy store. Why anyone would commit such an atrocity against such a warm, affable woman is anyone’s guess. But she had always been secretive about her past and, as Michael discovers, guarded a shadowy ancestral history. In order to solve the mystery of who killed her, Michael sets out to Europe to learn where he—and his grandmother—really came from.
Featuring Peter Golden’s signature “vivid characters and strong storytelling” (The Washington Post
), Nothing Is Forgotten
changes our understanding of the impact of World War II on its survivors and their descendants, and will appeal to fans of novels by Anita Diamant and Kristin Hannah.