Do you ever have a difficult time finding a good book? Lately, I’ve had a hard time finding a book that will hold my interest. It can be so frustrating to start a book, read 100 pages, and realize you don’t want to finish the book. This is especially frustrating if you have paid for the book. Well, I finally found one that has held my interest and more. I’m actually really excited to get into bed and pick this book up. It’s a fairly new release. It’s called Thrown Upon The World: A True Story, written by two brothers, George Kolber and Charles Kolber. The authors are brothers and they have chosen to tell their family’s fascinating story.
Thrown Upon The World surrounds the time of World War II and tells the story of two different families from two completely different backgrounds and two completely different parts of the world. The Kolber family is from Austria and the Chen family is from China. Both families flee their homes for the safety of their families and their futures due to the dangers, tortures, and torment posed by the Nazis and Japanese. The city of Shanghai provides a refuge for both (as well as many others).
Once both families have been well established in Shanghai, children of both families, Walter Kolber and Chao Chen, both talented musicians, meet and fall in love. What follows is a whirlwind of the unexpected.
I don’t want to disclose too much and give away the story. But, I will say this is a truly amazing story. It is shocking and frightening at times. Yet, it also tells of such sweet romance. And, it is eye-opening on so many different levels. I’ve read a lot of fiction and nonfiction from the time of World War II, and I still learned a lot from Thrown Upon The World.
You can purchase Thrown Upon The World on Amazon. The book is available in hardcover, softcover, and in the Kindle version. Currently, the Kindle version is $3.99, which is a steal (price subject to change). This is an excellent book that I highly recommend! It will keep you engrossed and you won’t want to put the book down. I know I didn’t want this story to end—it was that good!
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