31—The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

Afred A. Knopf, 2010

Orringer's novel opens in pre WWW II Budapest. Andras Levi, the middle of three brothers is leaving for Architecture school in Paris. His older brother, Tibor, is working in Budapest to save enough money to go to medical school. The younger brother Mátyás is still in high school.

This epic novel centers around Andras and his life in Paris and through his eyes we learn about the beginnings of the war, his brothers, his friends, and his love, Klara Morgenstern, 7 years his senior. 

This is a tale of family, of war, of love, and of death. It is a terrific read and a superb piece of historical fiction. I highly recommend it.

© Surveyor of the Passing Scene