Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt

What a great title! Just received an advanced reading copy of the 2nd edition and can't wait to dive right in (no pun intended). Pictured on the left is the modern cover, and on the right is the original cover, published in 1942, which I love.

The story itself centers on a young Polish career woman and mother in Warsaw during the first two years of the war. It has been acclaimed by many as a marvelous memoir from a civilian who was there.

I'll say more after I've read it.