Monday, October 30, 2017

The Dynamite Room by Jason Hewitt

The Dynamite Room
by Jason Hewitt

One intersecting week in 1940 in the lives of Lydia Pendell, a 12-year-old British evacuee, and Lance Corporal Heiden, a German infiltrator, is fraught with danger, despair, and regrets but also holds a faint glimmer of hope for redemption, and belief in a happier life ahead. How will Lydia cope with this very calculating yet somehow vulnerable enemy spy being in her family’s home, wearing her father’s clothes? How will Heiden fulfill his mission and/or reclaim his soul after what he has seen and done and lost? Hewitt has penned a gripping tale of the Second World War — or any war — that is intricately constructed and morally complex, with moments of both horror and transcendence.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Summer of My German Soldier, movie, not in Lincoln City Libraries collection, Inglourious Basterds, directed by Quentin Tarantino, Paths of Glory, eBook, movie not in Lincoln City Libraries collection, All Quiet on the Western Front, by Eric Maria Remarque, or The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane.] [ official Dynamite Room page on the official Jason Hewitt web site ]

Recommended by Becky W.C.
Walt Branch Library

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