The novel is a historical saga that continues the story of an American family during World War II. It follows the naval career of one of the family members, his experiences in the Pacific, and his struggles with his marriage. Simultaneously, the narrative also focuses on the harrowing experiences of his Jewish relatives in Europe, who are caught in the horrors of the Holocaust. The novel provides a detailed account of the war on multiple fronts, both personal and political, and explores themes of love, loss, and the human capacity for survival.
The 3370th greatest book of all time
If you're interested in seeing the ranking details on this book go here
This book is on the following lists:
- 72nd on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)