Monday, October 19, 2020

Things We Didn't Say


Johanna Berglund is a language translator, drafted into working in a German POW camp. Johanna is a prolific writer, corresponding with her friend, who happens to be Japanese American. 

The book is a collection of letters, telegrams and thoughts. The POW's are brought to this little midwest town to help bring in the crops as many of the young men are off fighting the war. Tensions are high, as the town's prejudice brings about a war that Johanna fights in an unexpected way.

Things We Didn't Say by Amy Lynn Green is her debut novel. Written in epistolary form, it was at first difficult for me to see the flow. But the author wrote her characters vividly and every emotion was exact. Very creatively written.

I received a complimentary ebook copy from the publisher, through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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