The Wind Knows My Name: A Novel

NATIONAL BESTSELLER - "The lives of a Jewish boy escaping Nazi-occupied Europe and a mother and daughter fleeing twenty-first-century El Salvador intersect in this ambitious, intricate novel about war and immigration" (People), from the author of A Long Petal of the Sea and Violeta

"Timely, provocative . . . emotionally satisfying . . . [a story a...show more

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272 pages

Average rating: 7.63

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Maddieholmes
Aug 28, 2023
8/10 stars
Content warning for genocide, state-sponsored violence, kidnapping, mass murder, sexual violence, forced migration, and related topics. I really enjoyed this story and was excited to see how the different timelines would connect. This is a short novel, and it feels very fragmented at times. I think it could have been longer and included more narrative to break up the factual depictions. You also have to suspend some disbelief, because I don't kno...read more
Beeambition
Jul 17, 2023
9/10 stars
Amazing

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