Monday, 21 November 2011

Powers, Charles T. “In the Memory of the Forest”

Powers, Charles T. “In the Memory of the Forest” - 1997

Someone suggested this for our book club but it was not chosen. Unfortunately, it is a wonderful book.

Charles Powers worked in Poland, therefore he knows what he is talking about. The novel talks about Poland after the Second World War, about the skeletons in the closet, if you wish. A community tries to forget its past, its involvement in the Holocaust. It tells the story of ordinary people trying to survive in an ordinary world.

This novel would interest anyone who likes murder mysteries, war stories, historical fiction, psychological subjects, it is very versatile. The forest also plays a major role, in many different kind of ways.

Charles Powers died in 1996, so, this is the only novel he wrote, sadly.

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