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A woman of a certain age who has three cats underfoot, and has the dream of filling her passport with stamps. Books, classical music, tea, cats, movies, art, fancy needlework,  and anything else I can think of.

A Train in Winter - Caroline Moorehead This was a very disturbing, but very well written book. In January 1943, 230 women were put on a train to Auschwitz. Only a handful would survive to the end of WWII. Many of these women were members of the French resistance, working to see the end of the German occupation of France, as well as helping Allied airmen and Jews get to freedom. How they managed, how the others perished, and what awaited them when they got home form the second part of the book while a history of the resistance and the women's lives before the deportation. To say that this is not a book for the sensitive is an understatement. However, the story is compelling, and exhaustively researched. Four stars overall, and recommended.

For the longer review, please go here:
http://www.epinions.com/review/Caroline_Moorehead_A_Train_in_Winter_epi/content_613540138628