Review: Wake by Anna Hope


Wake: A NovelWake: A Novel by Anna Hope

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title: Wake
Author: Anna Hope
Hardcover: 304 pages
Pub Date: February 11th, 2014
Publisher: Random House

NetGalley kindly sent this uncorrected proof of this book. Thank you so much.

“Wake” is a multilayered story of three women, Hettie – a dance instructress at the Palais, Evelyn, who works at the Pensions Exchange and Ada who is trying to find her son alive after the end of the Great War.

In the meantime, the preparations for the burial of the Unknown Soldier to be held in London are described as a background to the main plot.

The stories of these three women are in some way intertwined since the author describes how their families have endured four years of war and the two years of its aftermath.

Even if the story is full of sad episodes suffered by the men in the front and their relatives at home, the final part is enriched with the hope of the beginning of a new era.

A very touching and unforgettable book written by Anna Hope.

Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey.

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