Friday, May 17, 2013

The Things We Cherished

Finished The Things We Cherished by Pam Jenoff. It's set in 2009, and the early 1900s through the first few years of World War II. The contemporary characters are trying to prove the innocence of their client who has been accused of Nazi war crimes. The flashback portions of the novel involve various people and a handmade, glass domed anniversary clock. The novel is a bit of a mystery. The key to the client's innocence is hidden in this clock. We see the clock travel from the hands of the clockmaker to various owners over time. It reminded me a lot of the 1942 film Tales of Manhattan, where the audience follows the fate of a tail coat, and it's various owners, throughout the story. It was an interesting read.

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