NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman

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Love and Treasure

characters Love and Treasure 107 Nd a way out of the mess she has made of her own lifeA story of brilliantly drawn characters a suave and shady art historian a delusive and infatuated Freudian a family of singing circus dwarfs fallen into the clutches of Josef Mengele and desperate lovers facing choices that will tear them apart Love and Treasure is Ayelet Waldman’s finest novel to date a sad funny richly detailed work that poses hard uestions about the value of precious things in a time when life itself has no value and about the slenderest of chains that can bind us to the griefs and passions of the pas. This is a solid effort by Ayelet Waldman who has written a couple of previous novels that I haven t read She has chosen a subject unearthing the stories of those lost in the Holocaust that has too often been taken up by mediocre or worse writers and riddled with melodrama and clich Waldman does better She centers the novel on the historical Hungarian Gold Train crammed with millions of dollars worth of gold jewels furs and household goods that have been collected from the Jews of Hungary When the train on its way to Germany in 1945 is intercepted by the victorious Allies near Salzburg Austria a promise is made to return the goods to their rightful owners or heirs but the impracticality of the task not to mention that the brass have uarters to furnish doom that intention and most of the items simply disappear in the fog of post war EuropeThe novel s primary protagonists are Jack Wiseman who as a young American soldier is put in charge of the contents of the train and his granddaughter Natalie who he asks just before his death to find the rightful owner of a pendant he himself impulsively pilfered The story is told in three parts Jack s stewardship of the confiscated goods in 1945 Natalie s present day search in Europe and Israel for an heir of the pendant s owner and an entertaining narration by a Viennese psychoanalyst of his treatment of a headstrong young Jewish woman in 1913 Waldman covers a lot of ground and the plot threads are not all eually well executed In particular two love stories are clich d and unconvincing and the grandfathergranddaughter relationship is toothache inducing But she eschews the simplistic goodevil paradigm so common in fiction about the Holocaust and takes a realistic view of a complex moral universe Bottom line this is well written absorbing history with some distracting sentimentality

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characters Love and Treasure 107 Ew is the lieutenant charged with guarding this treasure a responsibility that grows complicated when he meets Ilona a fierce beautiful Hungarian who has lost everything in the ravages of the Holocaust Seventy years later amid the shadowy world of art dealers who profit off the sins of previous generations Jack gives a necklace to his granddaughter Natalie Stein and charges her with searching for an unknown woman a woman whose portrait and fate come to haunt Natalie a woman whose secret may help Natalie to understand the guilt her grandfather will take to his grave and to fi. Video review favorite book of 2017A heartbreaking novel about loss that intertwines several charming love stories The historical passages are beautifully portrayed there are tons of amazing twists and don t make me start on that Part III because it s truly fucking amazing

read & download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Ayelet Waldman

characters Love and Treasure 107 A spellbinding new novel of contraband masterpieces tragic love and the unexpected legacies of forgotten crimes Ayelet Waldman’s Love and Treasure weaves a tale around the fascinating true history of the Hungarian Gold Train in the Second World WarIn 1945 on the outskirts of Salzburg victorious American soldiers capture a train filled with unspeakable riches piles of fine gold watches; mountains of fur coats; crates filled with wedding rings silver picture frames family heirlooms and Shabbat candlesticks passed down through generations Jack Wiseman a tough smart New York J. I always like to learn about the Holocaust through historical fiction Here we have the Hungarian gold train which I knew nothing about and will definitely research further The Americans seized it before the Russians could get hold of it and promptly began to pilfer from itThe book is divided into 3 separate and distinct time periods Each section had a strong progressive interesting female character Jack the young American soldier who stole a peacock necklace from the train was my favorite character followed up in Book 2 by his granddaughter who tries to return the stolen piece to a descendent of whoever it belonged to Book 3 was where I went to sleep literally It didn t seem to fit in with the flow of the previous sections although it eventually made sense But that and an unresolved storyline are the reasons I went from 4 stars to 3 A first reads book I won thank you goodreads


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  1. says: Ayelet Waldman ß 7 summary read & download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Ayelet Waldman NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman

    NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman The subjects s and themes of this book are usually winners for me WW11 art theft and victims and survivors of the holocaust This book had all of these and but ended up disappointing me greatly There are three separate sections The first part engaged me and I cared about the main characters and the subject matter So far so good However it was downhill from there The madcap action of Part 2 was frankly unbelievable But

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    NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman 35 What first attracted me this book was the mention of the Hungarian Jews most of the Holocaust books I have read seemed to be of the German or Polish Jews That this takes place after the Americans have liberated the camps was also a plus The 42 car gold train as it came to be known ended up in Hungary and was put into th

  3. says: NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman

    NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman I always like to learn about the Holocaust through historical fiction Here we have the Hungarian gold train which I knew nothing about and will definitely research further The Americans seized it before the Russia

  4. says: NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman

    NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman characters Love and Treasure I've always been intrigued by Ayelet Waldman I've read several of her books and usually wanted to like them than I eventually did So I was really happy to see her step up into a new realm and go for something very different It's perh

  5. says: NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman

    NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman Ayelet Waldman ß 7 summary I have read a fair number of books about WWII and the Holocaust but I have never read anything about The Hungarian Gold Train In fac

  6. says: Ayelet Waldman ß 7 summary NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman

    characters Love and Treasure Ayelet Waldman ß 7 summary read & download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Ayelet Waldman Video review favorite book of 2017A heartbreaking novel about loss that intertwines several charming love stories The historical passages are beautifully portrayed there are tons of amazing twists and don't make me start on that Part III because it's truly fucking amazing

  7. says: NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman

    NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman read & download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Ayelet Waldman Ayelet Waldman ß 7 summary This is a solid effort by Ayelet Waldman who has written a couple of previous novels that I haven't read She has chosen a subject un

  8. says: read & download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Ayelet Waldman Ayelet Waldman ß 7 summary NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman

    NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman Ayelet Waldman ß 7 summary characters Love and Treasure This is a phenomenal book It embraces so many topics the Hungarian Gold Train the Holocaust women's suffrage love family and friendship And weaving it all together is one beautiful peacock pendantI am a huge fan and admirer of Ayelet Waldman This book is completely different from her other work and it is clearly a work straight from her heart I can't imagine the amount of research that went into the writing of this fantastic nove

  9. says: read & download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Ayelet Waldman Ayelet Waldman ß 7 summary characters Love and Treasure

    NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman As a piece of historical fiction particularly one that deals with lesser discussed aspects of history related to WWII this is an impressive book On the other hand as a piece of original fiction which simply serves as a worthwhile read in itself history interests aside I'm less comfortable recommending itMy lar

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    NEW Love and Treasure ↠ Ayelet Waldman I only picked this up because of Ayelet Waldman's snit fit at not being included in the NY times Notable books of the year I don't know why I do this because it never works out for me see also James Wood's pout about The Emperor's Children This is probably OK if you need something easy but still want to feel intelligent I

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