Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter’s recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his—and his family’s—history.
The Invisible Bridge is a captivating story about love, hope, tragedy and war. The story follows Andras Lévi who gets a scholarship in Paris to go study architecture, then falls in love with an older woman with a big secret and then gets the first hand feeling of the hate against Jews as the Second World War comes to a start. He loses his scholarship and then struggle to make ends meet and suddenly finds the future that seemed so bright to darken as Hitler grows stronger and the Nazis are getting more and more aggressive.
The way Julie Orringer writes about her characters made me care for them and made them come to life in a very special way and it had me flipping the pages and finding myself lost in the story that could easily have been a true one. It had me smiling as she writes about falling in love and it had me choking up and almost feeling sick to my stomach when reading about the cruelty Andras and his family has to endure through the times of war.
The Invisible Bridge is an amazing book and I highly recommend it! And if you are somewhat of an WWII geek (as I am) then I can almost guarantee that you will fall in love with this book. Even though this is a fictional story, Julie Orringer has done a lot of research and the story of Mr. Lévi and his friends and family are stories that tells the truth of so many Jews based in Europe during the war.
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I would love to hear your thoughts on this book! Or maybe you have another summer read you could recommend? I’m all ears 🙂