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The Baker’s Daughter

Posted Feb 18 2012 7:49am

You know when you finish reading such a wonderful book that you’re actually scared to start a new book because you know it just won’t live up to the previous one?

That happened to me with The Baker’s Daughter . I finished it a week ago and still haven’t started reading anything new…partially because I’ve been so busy and partially because I want my next book to be equally as amazing. Any recommendations?

The Baker’s Daughter is a novel set in two different periods, present day Texas and Nazi Germany. Reba, a young journalist living in El Paso is busy interviewing Elsie, a German baker, about Christmas traditions in Germany when she was growing up. Through flashbacks of Elsie’s childhood during the height of World War Two, we learn about secrets she has been holding onto for more than fifty years…the parallel between the Holocaust and undocumented Mexican families being deported in Texas is thought provoking to say the least. I loved both Reba and Elsie’s stories and thought the ending was fabulous!

On another note, I have “real life” book club this afternoon and I am leading the discussion on Sisters , which I read a couple months ago and loved as well.


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