The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Akerman was this month’s non-fiction book club book. We try to vary up classics, fiction and non-fiction to appeal to a variety of readers and expand our own literary world! This book tells the true story of the husband and wife that ran the Warsaw zoo during World War 2. They were part of the underground system to help rescue Jews from the Warsaw ghetto and used the zoo and their villa to help hundreds to safety. The story begins a little slow but picks up speed as it goes on. At times, it reads like a fiction book and it greatly saddened my heart to remind myself that these events really did happen. This story is similar to another book I read: Mila 18, which tells the story of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. Overall, such a sad topic matter but the book brings to light the great deeds that these people did under such horrific circumstances! Their stories should be told to provide hope after such evil. 7/10
Book Club:: The Zookeeper’s Wife
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