Sixty-four years ago, Susannah Morgan managed to flee the horrors of the Holocaust. But the memories of that childhood ordeal have proven impossible to sweep away.For most of her new life spent settled in sleepy North Carolina, the flashbacks have been a lonely obsessionone she has hidden from her family, and about which her heart is torn. Because for all the pain and the cruelty of those terrible years, she harbours sweet memories too, of unexpected friends who risked their own lives in order to save hers. As Susannahs time on earth draws to a close, her innermost thoughts of those long-gone days become questionsones that demand answers.Against the wishes of her children, Susannah returns to Germany and the scene of unspeakable crimes. There she will come face to face with the Holocausts terrible, wretched legacy, and will finally make peace with the ghosts of her past....
|Title||:||The Sugar Men|
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|Number of Pages||:||306 pages|
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The Sugar Men Reviews
I don't think it can be easy to write a fictional book about the incredibly difficult period of spending the war years " on the run" as a Jewish family ending in years as a prisoner of Bergen -Belsen concentration camp, but this book manages to do it well.There were one or two things which I found a bit unlikely, but the majority of this book made for interesting, if painful reading. The reality of dealing with concentration camp horrors as a young girl and finding a mechanism to handle these fo ...more
Nazi Germany WW2. Follows the story of Susannah and her family from Berlin to the camps. Told as she is dying from cancer to her two children, David and Judy after a trip to visit the War Memorial. She is "the lucky one" and after a lifetime of trying to forget, goes back to remember.
Well written, mostly fiction but some real events fit into narrative. Recommend to historical fiction fans and people interested in this time.
Simply put, this book is enthralling and amazing and had me in tears at several points.
Kingfisher is a new author for me and I've never read anything by him before, but after having read this, I know I'm going to keep my eye out for his other works and for anything that may come out in the future. It's always exciting to find a new author to follow. It means that their work has spoken to you, or touched you in such a way to make you want more.
The characters in this book are fully developed and h ...more
This book was highly recommended to me by #1 book critic and reviewer, my daughter. She shared the synopsis with me knowing how I am typically drawn to books about World War II and the Holocaust. But it sounded a little "sappy" to me at first. Like it might have been a sort of romance novel set during that global conflict. Plus I had recently read Winter Men by Jasper Bugge Kold and literally had just finished Mischlings by Afinity Konar. I loved them both and feared The Sugar Men might be a let ...more
Yet another read I wanted to love but didn't. The time Susannah spent in a concentration camp was described in vivid, horrific detail, so much so that it didn't feel like fiction; however, the rest of the story wasn't nearly as engaging. The flashbacks were what I wanted to read about the most.
Thanks to the publisher for allowing me to read and review a copy of this novel!
As I recently wrote in a review for another book in which a fictional story was set during a real-life trag ...more
A touching story of a survivor of a concentration camp who travels back to Germany and the camp where she was held in an attempt to make peace with her past as she faces her imminent death from cancer. So much of the book managed to capture what the main character experienced and yet some of it seemed forced or off key. That is why I gave it four stars rather than five. Don't let that stop you from reading the book -- it is worth your while.
A good book and a subject that must be told again and again.
I had no idea what this story would do to me, but, I am so glad I took the effort to read it and I was emotionally in tears for some of it. Having lived near Bergen Belsen for two years of my life whilst serving in the army and having visited the place twice, it brought home so many memories of that period in my life. I liked the character Susannah and her friend Ester and how they coped with living in hell, as the story unfolded I was ...more