The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

Written like a novel with an ebb and flow that makes it very readable. It is a WWII war story and we hear about the privations and hardships and brutality of the experience but it includes so much humor, community spirit, and personal strength and determination, that you know good will triumph. We’re not stuck in the mire of individual baddies, we get to hear about the individual heroes.

Reviewed by Kate