The Stranger’s Gallery by Paul Bowdring
|September 29, 2014||Posted by Michael Wade under Canadian, History|
The Stranger’s Gallery is a tale about a Dutchman (Anton) searching for his Newfoundland father — a soldier who was part of the Allied forces that liberated the Netherlands at the end of WWII and a man he has never met. The reluctant search stretches from days to weeks to months as Anton — with the help of an archivist named Michael and his friend Miles — tries to learn as much about his heritage as he possibly can.
This book was a difficult read for me. It went from one chapter to the next dealing with several issues that were never tied together. I felt that no real story emerged and, therefore, I was not able to make a connection. For this reason, the story did not hold my interest.
For those who enjoy a good story about history or about searching for one’s identity, maybe this book will hold more meaning or entertainment value.
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