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22 Brittannia Road
2011
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  Library Journal Review

Forced apart by the events of World War II, a Polish family reunites in a refugee camp from which they travel to England and attempt to rebuild their lives. Love, hope, and the will to survive drive this heartbreaking novel. (LJ 4/15/11) (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

  Publishers Weekly Review

In her powerful debut, Hodgkinson takes on the tale of a family desperately trying to put itself back together after WWII. Silvana and Janusz have only been married a few months when the war forces them apart. Silvana and their infant son, Aurek, leave Poland and disappear into the forests of Eastern Europe, where they bear witness to German atrocities. Meanwhile Janusz, the sole survivor of his slaughtered military unit, flees to France. There, he takes up with a local girl and, though he loves her, awaits the war's end so that he can go in search of his wife and son. He eventually finds them in a refugee camp and they travel to England together, where they attempt to put the past behind them. But the secrets they carry pull at the threads of their fragile peace. Hodgkinson alternates viewpoints to relay the story of three desperate characters, skillfully toggling between the war and its aftermath with wonderfully descriptive prose that pulls the reader into a sweeping tale of survival and redemption. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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One of the most searing debuts to come along in years, "22 Britannia Road" takes readers from war-torn Poland to England and chronicles how damaged people try to become, once again, a true family.
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