It’s one of my favourite intimate portrayals of the WWII 🙆🏻
Curious Book Reviewer says:
Jenni is a ghostwriter 👻 …
Because she’d rather write people’s stories and memories rather than think about her own painful ones 🕳
Until she meets Klara, a survivor of WWII who also struggles with a secret that imprisons her 🚪
The kindred spirits find their stories so similar that healing can’t help but start to take place… 🔑 a tender and beautiful story 💕
Book’s official synopsis:
A childhood mistake. A lifetime of regrets.
Jenni is a ‘ghost’: she writes the lives of other people. It’s a job that suits her well: still haunted by a childhood tragedy, she finds it easier to take refuge in the memories of others rather than dwell on her own.
Jenni has an exciting new commission, and is delighted to start working on the memoirs of a Dutchwoman, Klara. As a child in the Second World War, Klara was interned in a camp on Java during the Japanese occupation – she has an extraordinary story of survival to tell.
But as Jenni and Klara begin to get to know each other, Jenni begins to do much more than shed light on a neglected part of history. She is being forced to examine her own devastating memories, too. But with Klara’s help, perhaps this is finally the moment where she will be able to lay the ghosts of her own past to rest?
Gripping, poignant and beautifully researched, Ghostwritten is a story of survival and love, of memory and hope.