Saturday, August 20, 2016

One moving and evocative novel.

Christoph Fischer is well known for his in-depth book reviews and for his books, which span historical and contemporary fiction. He has just posted this beautiful review for Dancing with Air:

Like the rest of the series, this novel deals with the nasty disease that is Alzheimers’, a topic close to my heart and subject of some of my own writing. As with her other work, Uvi deals with the subject with grace, precision and depth. The result is one moving and evocative novel.

While facing the possible diagnosis of Alzheimers’ for Natasha, flashbacks tell the story of Lenny and Natasha: their time in besieged England during World War II, her work as entertainer for the troops, his work to thwart German intelligence and the many memories the couple share of that time.

Historically accurate this book adds a great deal of information about the time and place, bringing much more to the table than a tragic love story. Uvi writes in beautiful prose and balanced the tight line between sentimental and romance wonderfully. As one reviewer called it: This is “Literary writing at its best.”

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Historical Saturday Post: Review of “Dancing with Air”

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