FLIGHT OF THE SPARROW was very well researched and held my interest. At first I didn't realize FLIGHT OF THE SPARROW was based on an actual person. Once I found that out, the book became even more intriguing.
Based on the true story of a mother and daughter's walk from Washington state to New York City in 1896. I loved the way the author intertwined factual people and events with her fictionalized account of what happened to Clara Etsby following her famous walk. This was a fun - and somewhat educational - read.
A Train In Winter: An Extraordinary Story Of Women, Friendship And Survival In World War Two
"A Train in Winter" is a biography of French women, many of them part of the Resistance Movement,who were sent to Nazi death camps during the German occupation of France during WWII. The desire to tell the world of the brutality endured there was, in large part, the reason that they fought to survive. By no means uplifting, but by all means enlightening and challenging. More poignant to me after recently visiting The National Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.