Skeletons at the Feast: A Novel

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Three Rivers Press, 2009 - Fiction - 379 pages
15 Reviews
A masterful love story set against a backdrop of epic history and unforgettable courage

In the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives.

At the center is eighteen-year-old Anna, the daughter of Prussian aristocrats, and her first love, a twenty-year-old Scottish prisoner of war named Callum. With his boyish good looks and his dedication to her family, he has captured Anna's heart. But he is the enemy, and their love must remain a closely guarded secret. Only Manfred, a twenty-six-year-old Wehrmacht corporal, knows the truth. And Manfred, who is not what he seems to be, is reluctantly taken with Anna, just as she finds herself drawn uncomfortably to him.

As these unlikely allies work their way west, their flight will test both Anna's and Callum's love, as well as their friendship with Manfred-and will forever bind the young trio together.


Includes special bonus material: Chris Bohjalian responds to questions from book groups and readers
  

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The anger was at the book ending and that it was over. - Goodreads
Well researched and well written. - Goodreads
His storytelling is incredibly compelling. - Goodreads
His writing is really quite nice, possibly underrated. - Goodreads
The plot is neither too fast nor too slow. - Goodreads
As you can see I am not a writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Magen - Goodreads

This book is very average. I was annoyed with his writting style of frequently interrupting sentences with dashes/breaks, adding in an afterthought or additional information. The interruptions ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lori Redman - Goodreads

The Emmerich family is a Prussian Jewish family who, until 1945, followed Hitler as their leader despite being Jewish. But then, both the onslaught of the Russian army from one side and the anti ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
36
Section 3
51
Section 4
61
Section 5
69
Section 6
87
Section 7
101
Section 8
105
Section 14
207
Section 15
214
Section 16
240
Section 17
270
Section 18
283
Section 19
306
Section 20
317
Section 21
349

Section 9
113
Section 10
146
Section 11
158
Section 12
173
Section 13
193
Section 22
356
Section 23
361
Section 24
371
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About the author (2009)

CHRIS BOHJALIAN is the critically acclaimed author of eleven novels, including Midwives (an Oprah's Book Club Selection and a Publishers Weekly Best Book), Before You Know Kindness, and the 2007 blockbuster The Double Bind.

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