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A winner from Lynn Austin. From the first chapter I was drawn into the lives of the characters as they struggled to cope with loss, separation and fear during WWII Brooklyn NY. Austin explores concepts of love and family and faith on multiple levels. The story telling is complex and beautifully engaging. Another page turner pleasure to the very end.
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What did you love best about While We’re Far Apart?
How a woman who was barely known to two adolescents tried to care for them and make their lives as normal as possible.
What did you like best about this story?
I liked the way the story told stories of several people and how the war effected their lives.
What about Suzanne Toren’s performance did you like?
She did an excellent job of bringing the story to life.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
It's almost impossible to listen to this story in one sitting, but it was tempting.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a little predictable at times but interesting and moving none the less.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The story of a Jewish and a Christian family living in the USA during world war 2. Many issues are explored from a Jewish and Christian perspective in a warm, convincing and imaginative way, emphasizing the common ground of the Old Testament and the character of God. A very good read which makes the book hard to put down. Historical detail is well researched and fascinating.