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For some people in post–World War II Germany the battle is not overAugust As Stefano an Italian POW heads toward home across war ravaged Germany he encounters a young child beside his dead mother Unable to leave him to an unknown fate Stefano takes the boy with him finding refuge in a seemingly abandoned house in a sec. It s the end of the second world war and everyone is telling lies about the part they played in the conflict Stefano claims to be an Italian soldier who fought with the Germans but was imprisoned when Italy changed sides He is making his way back to Italy when he meets an orphaned young boy and feels compelled to take him under his wing They take refuge in a house but are discovered by a former German soldier There s clearly something sinister about this man In the house next door there s another former German soldier and his wife This soldier is shellshocked and addicted to drugs The novel is split into four narratives becoming five later in the novel Each chapter also features flashbacks showing us the wartime experiences of each of the characters Though the author sustains much of the mystery by withholding information What this novel does best is show how much emotional damage the war did It s a competently written and very well researched novel The reason it didn t warrant five stars for me was I felt the author rather overegged the melodrama towards the end The withholding of key information at times was a little heavy handed And she used the same scenario at least a dozen times showing someone on the verge of being killed who later we discover miraculously escaped It became a little predictable as a ruse It also got a bit over complicated But on the whole an edifying read

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The Road Beyond Ruin

Luded woodlandBut the house is far from vacant Stefano wakes at the arrival of The Road ePUB #10003 its owner Erich a former German soldier who invites the travelers to stay until they can find safe passage home Stefano cautiously agrees intrigued by the disarming German his reclusive neighbor Rosalind and her traumatize. Complex multi layered brilliant story telling A handful of survivors from Berlin and Italy converge in the immediate aftermath of WWII Included are a psychotic SS officer is that redundant and an orphaned boy found next to his mother s shattered remains fiercely clutching a basket that holds his baby brother s body This is not to be missed

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D husband Georg Stefano is also drawn to Moniue the girl in a photograph on Rosalind’s wall who went missing during the warBut when he discovers letters written by Moniue a darker truth emerges This place of refuge could be one of reckoning and the secrets of the past might prevent the travelers from ever getting home.. So confusing that I have to re read this book Overall the story is fascinating well told except that the author made it a difficult to understand read Each chapter focused on a different character And each character s story in each chapter went back in timeNow focusing on different characters in each chapter is acceptable And going back in time is also acceptable BUT mixing the two together gets very very confusingBy the end I was totally confused so just went with the story until I finished it I now have to re read the book keep notes to keep everything straight enjoy the book than I did the first time If you understand the fact that I seldom see read books you ll understand how frustrating the book was Why didn t I rate the book lower Because it really is a good story


10 thoughts on “The Road Beyond Ruin

  1. says:

    As a child in the 1960's and 70's it never occurred to me their was to the story of the end of World War II than the news reel clips and photos I saw of happy people cheering and grateful European civilians thankin

  2. says:

    It's the end of the second world war and everyone is telling lies about the part they played in the conflict Stefano claims to be an Italian soldier who fought with the Germans but was imprisoned when Italy changed sides He is making his way back to Italy when he meets an orphaned young boy and feels compelled to take him under his wing They take refuge in a house but are discovered by a former German soldier There's clearly some

  3. says:

    The Road Beyond Ruin by Gemma Liviero was one of my Kindle First picksThis story is set during and after WWII The stories of Erich Rosalind and Georg Moniue and Stefano It is a tale of their time during the war and what becomes of their lives after I’ve been drawn to historical novels lately especially those set during the WWII era no particular reason other than I find this time period fascinatingNow this book starts out in

  4. says:

    I wanted to love itThis is very vivid with details without getting gory Historically good information and felt realistic My big problem was that it was not in order She didn't reveal information unless it suited the situation in attempt to keep it mysterious It only led to a very untidy confusing rushed ending She didn't transition well between new characters and didn't reveal purposes for being there It forced myself to read 95%

  5. says:

    Complex multi layered brilliant story telling A handful of survivors from Berlin and Italy converge in the immediate aftermath of WWII Included are a psychotic SS officer is that redundant? and an orphaned boy found next to his mother's shattered remains fiercely clutching a basket that holds his baby brother's body This is not to be missed

  6. says:

    DNF 41%I had to pause this since I got two library loans come through back to back and it was somewhat of a relief I tried to get back into it today but alas just not feeling it The structure of the present day to flashbac

  7. says:

    I did hate once but hate now lives in the past And I prefer to remember the past not live in itStefano is an Italian POW wal

  8. says:

    So confusing that I have to re read this book Overall the story is fascinating well told except that the author made it a difficult to unders

  9. says:

    I hated this bookThis was my December pick for First Reads and I so wish I had gone with something different I'm usually a huge fan of historical fiction but this was just not good at allI'm a fairly intuitive reader so I usually have a good idea of where a plot is headed before it gets there I'm usually happy to be surprised This however

  10. says:

    I have thought long and hard about this book I found it very difficult to read But in the end my thoughts are theseFirst I loved the heart of the book I have read many novels about the war itself But this is the first book that I have read having to do with the aftermath and how affected the population was in general Here we have former military civilian and a child all confronted with how to literally live after the mass the d