Canadian author

Here’s a book that I recommend, if you haven’t already discovered it.  The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway, a fellow Canadian.  It’s a treat to read something so well-written and evocative.  It’s not a happy story, but rather a  reminder of the brutalities of war, and in the midst of that, the triumph of the human spirit.  Two outstanding things about the writing:  the three-time repetition of a certain sentence (I won’t tell you what it is,  don’t want to spoil it) and the matter-of-fact writing.  It wasn’t until after I finished reading that I felt the impact of the story.  If you’ve read this book, I’d be very interested to hear your reactions;  it would be great if you’d leave me a comment.

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