Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt



The long rumbling noise of crumbling walls, the tinkle of broken glass.
Mother, the room, everything disappeared in a cloud of dust . . .

-- The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt: War Through a Woman's Eyes, 1939 - 1940 by Rulka Langer (ellipses in original).

This is a really amazing book! It is the memoirs of a Polish woman who lived through the Nazi siege of Warsaw at the beginning of World War II. It reads like a novel and tells just what it was like to try to live a normal life with bombs falling and armies on the move.

 
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.


 


6 comments :

Amy said...

Great teaser! And thenk you for describing the book a bit, it sounds wonderful. I'd guess it's probably pretty intense in parts and maybe sad &/or troubling too. But it sounds like a book definitely worth reading.

Thasnk you!

I hope you'll be reviewing it!
~ Amy

shinyideas said...

Wow, this is stunning. A very intense teaser, but of course it would be, from a book like this. I'd be scared to start reading, because I doubt I could put it down.

Great choice! My own teaser, meanwhile, is in quite a different vein: a Bookishgal.

Rose City Reader said...

Amy -- It is much more lighthearted than I had thought it would be. But fascinating.

shinyideas -- I would love to race through it. Every time I put it down, I want to go right back to it. It is that good. Thanks for the link to your teaser.

Sun Singer said...

I like your teaser and I think I would also like this book.

Malcolm

The Golden Eagle said...

Nice teaser! It sounds like a really good book.

Rose City Reader said...

SS -- I just finished and recommend it highly.

Eagle -- It was really great, all the way through. It is definitely going on my list of Christmas gifts to give this year.

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