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Sunday
Feb192012

Once We Were Brothers

Once We Were Brothers Book

I haven't read a book I like this well in awhile. Whenever I put this book down, I couldn't wait to pick it back up and continue hearing about the story, I became totally engrossed. I enjoyed how this book was completely different than many holocaust books I have read.

Once We Were Brothers is a historical fiction book that bounces between Nazi occupied Poland and present day legal drama in Chicago. Ben Soloman, an elderly man who immigrated from Poland to Chicago accuses a wealthy and respected civic leader in Chicago of being Nazi officer and war criminal, Otto Piatek. Ben requests that a young lawyer, Catherine, essentially risk her career to take his case against one of the most powerful men in Chicago.

The legal drama between the accuser, accused and lawyer intertwined with the historical stories made this book quite riveting. It's a book I highly recommend.

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