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  • A Meal in Winter: A Novel of World War II, Hubert Mingarelli
    The New Press, 9781620971734, July 5, 2016 (Fiction)

    “Beginning with two German soldiers leaving their Einsatzgruppe to avoid one more day of killing Jews, this simple morality tale will bewitch you with its absolutely perfect pacing.”

    -Ingrid Goatson, Boulder Book Store (Boulder, CO)

    “There is sparse, beautiful prose from the first sentence to the last in this slim but powerful novel. A Meal in Winter, a first-person narration by a soldier during World War II, is told with such feeling that it is as though you are marching right along with him and his buddies. Hard decisions have to be made and the humanity of the soldiers is strongly felt by the reader. Not a new subject but treated in a unique and compelling manner. A definite hand-sell!” 

    -Joe Strebel, Anderson’s Bookshop (Naperville, IL)

    “Minutely observed and quietly devastating, this slim, graceful novel presents a side of the Second World War that we don’t often see. Hoping to escape the horrors of the executions their unit must perform, three German reservists volunteer to scour the Polish countryside for Jews who have escaped previous patrols. But the moral dilemma they face there will change each of them profoundly — and alter their relationship forever.”

    -Sam Kaas, Village Books (Bellingham, WA)

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