Dear Fang, With Love

Dear Fang, With Love

A Novel

Book - 2016
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This is the story of seventeen-year-old Vera--ravishing, troubled, wildly intelligent--who travels to Europe with her estranged father, hoping that an immersion in history might help them forget his past mistakes and her uncertain future.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781101875773
Characteristics: 303 pages ; 22 cm

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VaughanPLRachelP Jul 12, 2017

I love books with flawed, complex characters and incredible settings, so I was really drawn into this novel. Rufi Thorpe skillfully wrote about all of the characters so empathetically; even the smallest characters felt so fully realized, and I felt for everyone, even when they were making selfish or otherwise terrible decisions. This book covered so much - mental health, the Holocaust, the difficulties of parenthood - all against the magnificent backdrop of Vilnius, Lithuania. I was left thinking about this book for a while after I finished it.

Bazette Apr 02, 2017

Rufi Thorpe is an excellent writer. I would compare her to Jodi Picoult in the way that she gets into the minds of her characters. She brings them alive and she leaves you with the question -- is this fiction or non-fiction. This book is awesome! Her other book "The Girls From Corona Del Mar" is also excellent. A really good read!

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