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For some people in post–World War II Germany the battle is not overAugust 1945 As Stefano an Italian POW heads toward home across war ravaged Germany he encounters a young child beside his dead mother Unable to leave him to an unknown fate Stefano takes the boy with him finding refuge in a seemingly abandoned hou As a child in the 1960 s and 70 s it never occurred to me their was to the story of the end of World War II than the news reel clips and photos I saw of happy people cheering and grateful European civilians thanking American GI s for liberating them What we learned in school didn t paint any clearer of a picture There was something called The Marshall Plan by which the good ol US of A single handedly through the goodness of our hearts set all of Europe back on the road to prosperity There was some controversy about this plan but I don t understand it and it s almost time for recess and I

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The Road Beyond Ruin

Sband Georg Stefano is also drawn to Moniue the girl in a photograph on Rosalind’s wall who went missing during the warBut when he discovers letters written by Moniue a darker truth emerges This place of refuge could be one of reckoning and the secrets of the past might prevent the travelers from ever getting hom I hated this bookThis was my December pick for First Reads and I so wish I had gone with something different I m usually a huge fan of historical fiction but this was just not good at allI m a fairly intuitive reader so I usually have a good idea of where a plot is headed before it gets there I m usually happy to be surprised This however is only the case if the plot twist is well executedThis book has a few twists but they are so poorly thought out that it makes what could have been an outstanding novel absolutely terrible The twists don t even make sense My advice to this writer is that

Gemma Liviero · 5 Summary

Se in a secluded woodlandBut the house is far from vacant Stefano wakes at the arrival of its owner Erich a former German soldier who invites the travelers to stay until they can find safe passage home Stefano cautiously agrees intrigued by the disarming German his reclusive neighbor Rosalind and her traumatized hu Complex multi layered brilliant story telling A handful of survivors from Berlin and Italy converge in the immediate aftermath of WWII Included are a psychotic SS officer is that redundant and an orphaned boy found next to his mother s shattered remains fiercely clutching a basket that holds his baby brother s body This is not to be missed


10 thoughts on “The Road Beyond Ruin

  1. says:

    As a child in the 1960's and 70's it never occurred to me their was to the story of the end of World War II than the news reel clips and photos I saw of happy people cheering and grateful European civilians thanking American GI's f

  2. says:

    It's the end of the second world war and everyone is telling lies about the part they played in the conflict Stefano claims to be an Italian soldier who fought with the Germans but was imprisoned when Italy changed sides He is making his way back to Italy when he meets an orphaned young boy and feels compelled to take him under his wing They take refuge in a house but are discovered by a former German soldier There's clearly something sin

  3. says:

    The Road Beyond Ruin by Gemma Liviero was one of my Kindle First picksThis story is set during and after WWII The stories of Erich Rosalind and Georg Moniue and Stefano It is a tale of their time during the war and what becomes of their lives after I’ve been drawn to historical novels lately especially those set during the WWII er

  4. says:

    I wanted to love itThis is very vivid with details without getting gory Historically good information and felt realistic

  5. says:

    Complex multi layered brilliant story telling A handful of survivors from Berlin and Italy converge in the immediate aftermath of WWII Included are a psychotic SS officer is that redundant and an orphaned boy fou

  6. says:

    DNF 41%I had to pause this since I got two library loans come through back to back and it was somewhat of a relief I tried to get b

  7. says:

    I did hate once but hate now lives in the past And I prefer to remember the past not live in itStefano is an Italian POW walking across Germany making his way back home On his journey he comes by a boy who is now an orphan as his mot

  8. says:

    So confusing that I have to re read this book Overall the story is fascinating well told except that the author made it a difficult to unders

  9. says:

    I hated this bookThis was my December pick for First Reads and I so wish I had gone with something different I'm usually a huge fan of historical fiction but this was just not good at allI'm a fairly intuitive reader so I usually have a good idea of where a plot is headed before it gets there I'm usually happy to be surprised This however is only the case if the plot twist is well executedThis book has a few twists but they are so poorly

  10. says:

    I have thought long and hard about this book I found it very difficult to read But in the end my thoughts are theseFirst I loved the heart of the book I have read many novels about the war itself But this is the first book that I have read hav