It took me a little while to get into this one. The narrator styles are very different, and jump back and forth between chapters, which felt abrupt. However, once I was used to it, I got lost in this book. It was beautiful. The story that unfolds in its chapters left me daydreaming when I put it down. I kept thinking about these little turns of phrase and seemingly throw away moments that were scattered through the story. And then they were the story. And by the end, I couldn't imagine it without its incongruent narrators; it only worked because their voices were so different. On more than one occasion, I was reduced to tears. I sat there, weeping over the pages, which was very awkward since I was reading it on my lunch break. I highly recommend it, but perhaps it's better suited for a more private setting.
Follows a young writer as he travels to Eastern Europe on a quest to find Augustine, the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis, and discovers an unexpected past that will resonate far into the future.