The Zookeeper’s Wife is one of Diane Ackerman’s many nonfiction books. This incredible true story is about a husband and wife, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who hid Jews in their Warsaw zoo during WWII. The Zabinski’s story is one of a kind and I am surprised I hadn’t heard of it until now.
Tara Westover grew up on a mountain in Idaho and that was all of the world that she knew. Educated is an amazing recount of her life on the mountain.
The Road, a novel by Cormac McCarthy, is a post-apocalyptic story about a man and his son who are walking to the coast with only a shopping cart carrying a few things. The story not only demonstrates a perception of what the end of world would look like, but also the deep bond that the father and son have.
Ruta Sepetys has written three books, all of which are young adult historical fiction. Although she writes in what may seem like a specific niche, Sepetys draws in readers of all ages and interests. I have read all three of her novels and loved each one equally. Out of the Easy is Sepetys second novel.
Shadows of the Workhouse is the second book in Jennifer Worth’s, The Midwife Trilogy. As usual, I did not know the book I was reading was a part of a series, so I did not read Call the Midwife first. I can assure you that I am on the wait list for it on Overdrive now though!