Lilac Girls (Kelly)

Lilac Girls (Kelly)

Lilac Girls is a novel told in the first person by three different women who experience WWII in three different ways.  Caroline Ferriday, a socialite living in New York who volunteers her time at the French Consulate; Kasia Kuzmerick, a teenager in Poland who ends up in Ravensbruck, a German concentration camp; and Herta Oberheuser, a young German doctor at Ravensbruck.  The chapters in the novel alternate between the characters, telling the events of the war and what their lives are like .  I found this novel to be interesting and informative, learning more about what went on in the concentration camps than I had previously known.  The resilience of the characters makes this a great read.  I would recommend Lilac Girls for anyone who enjoys historical fiction.

Lilac Girls Book Cover Lilac Girls
Martha Hall Kelly
Historical Fiction
Ballantine Books
April 5, 2016
Hardcover
487

 

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