I read a lot.
I have a lot of opinions. So...here are my opinions on a lotta books I read.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The Zoo Keeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
This was February's Book club book. I would say that most of the group really enjoyed it. It is the true story of a Polish family who ran the Warsaw zoo and hid numerous Jews within the zoo to save them from the holocaust. It was a fascinating story but was told oddly. The author would spend page after page on the minutae of the animal world and then in one sentence would gloss over a story of human tragedy or courage. So much of the book I found myself thinking, WAIT! Tell me more about that!! Overall it is well worth the read and would inspire me to read more about particular incidents. A good gateway book.