Also, check out Noami's review at Consumed by Ink.
I feel that between the two of us, a comprehensive picture emerges regarding this book.
I am quite confident that no one is aware of my ingenuity and objectives.
I just might surprise them all, Hannalore. War is full of duty and decision.
You know I have made that commitment. [Oh, does she ever...]
Yes, life can be lonely for the truly exceptional, darling.
So I build my own nest and feather it with thoughts of you. (151)
You stopped in your tracks and whirled to face me. "No," you yelled.
And then you screamed so very loud. "I am Jewish!"
I am certain everyone heard your proclamation. It almost sounded like pride.
This guy wasn't a sailor. He was a sociopath in training. (280)
So I had to say I was sorry. But I didn't have to hold her hand. (158)
I had slipped the drawing back into her suitcase. Yes, I was that good. (171)
"You are so talented, Florian, why not create something of your own, something
that comes from your imagination? As the philosophers say, 'Life is short, but art is long.' Contribute a piece of art instead of copying others, son."
Can you believe I used to study instead of going to the beach?" She shook her head.
"But I do like helping people. and I like being one step closer to my mother." (211)