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  1. says:

    3.5 stars rounded up.I m drawn to Holocaust stories because I believe it is so important that we don t forget what happened While I was reading this book, I happened to read an article about how Anne Frank s stepsister recently spoke to a group of students who at a party made a swastika out of plastic cups and posted it on social media Their response was that they didn t know, didn t understand and this is why it becomes even important to educate the younger generation and remind the rest of us, so it doesn t happen again If I were to recommend a book to these students, it wouldn t be this one I would suggest they read The Diary of a Young Girl and Night by Ellie Wiesel While this book didn t have the gut punch effect on me that those two books did, it does reflect what was happening in Germany before and after the war, and it beautifully depicts the effect on two people who are deeply in love While the Holocaust hovers over this story, Cantor spares the reader of the horrific details of the camps, except for one memory I loved Cantor s book The Lost Letter which weaves a beautiful love story into the story of the courageous resistance during WWII and I have to admit I was touched by that story than this one, but I was still compelled to keep reading it There are mainly two alternating narratives here that of Hanna Ginsberg, a young Jewish woman, a passionate musician and Max Beissinger, a book shop owner These narratives span the years 1931 1958 and go back and forth in time filling in details of what happened before 1946 when Hanna wakes up in a field clutching her violin without any idea of where she has been There are hints as to what happened to a Hanna during the war through snippets of her dreams, but I wanted to know than we end up finding out.I missed something in the book description so I was surprised to find that this was a time travel story in part When I read across time I took it to mean alternating time frames, but since I enjoy time travel, it was an interesting addition to the story Max travels in time to save his neighbors and attempts to save Hanna from what she has endured and to find a time and place where they can be together While this doesn t have that gut punch effect I mentioned at the beginning, it s an important book in its own right , poignantly reflecting how lives of some that survived the Holocaust were affected Cantor explains that these characters are fiction, but has done a terrific job of presenting real events that took place in history A commendable book of historical fiction I received an advanced copy of this book from Harper Perennial through Edelweiss..


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    Jillian Cantor is a favorite author of mine I ve read and loved all her books If you are a hist fic fan like me, her books are must reads In Another Time is the most beautiful historical love story Not a romance, but an authentic, emotional love story.It s also a story about the love for music Hanna is a violinist and her violin is what gets her through some horrific times Survival is another theme How does one continue through the motions when your reality is WWII, you are Jewish, and your dearest love is lost Overall, I was completely wrapped up in this story and its characters In Another Time is a stunning and memorable tale of love and war I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com


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    November 6, 1958 present time..Hanna pencils in the date at the top of her sheet music She writes the days date every day on the sheet music She doesn t want to forget I immediately had a hunch of what Hanna didn t want to forget but without the specific details yet, I was naturally curious I wanted to know and enjoyed the way the book started.But my interest didn t hold consistently Music, had always been Hanna s greatest constant companion She started violin lessons at age 6 When the book opens in 1958, Hannah tells us that she is practicing at the Conservatory as she does every day after her group rehearsal The orchestra will tour again in the spring They will be touring around in Europe, including Berlin playing Bach and Vivaldi and Holst Hanna was the first chair violinist Then we step back to 1931 And move forward to 1946I think I just read another fusion type novelLife just before Hitler s rise to powerprewar Berlin.A powerful love story.History during two time periodsmagical realism.Time travel.Secrets and tragedyMixing genres seem to be popular lately I m still not sure how I feel about it I don t think I m the best person to review this book I have a few pet peevesthat are personal and not logical.My dad was named Max.He died young.There are things about the character Max in this novel that was just hard for me to read without thinking of my own father s young life And Hanna well, I didn t feel much for her PLEASE READ OTHER REVIEWS READERS ARE LOVING THIS NOVEL than me If you liked the book The Nightingale by Kirsten Hannah which many readers loved than me, too then you ll probably love this book.But me fiction love stories mixed with WWII historical facts sometimes just feels too over dramatic The music was my favorite character 3 stars


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    Follow Book Nation by Jen for all reviews.Memories of the Past, a Vision to the Future, and the Power of Music Join Together in this Magical Wartime Love Story.In Another Time by Jillian Cantor is a wonderful historical fiction novel with deep characters who love books, music and each other.In 1930s Berlin, Max, a German bookshop owner sees Hanna playing what she loves most, the violin He is enchanted and in an attempt to get her attention, he brings her what he loves most, a book After his dedicated pursuit, he wins her over, and the relationship between the two blossoms German life during the rise of Hitler is not easy and to make matters worse, because Max is not a Jew, Hanna s family is not supportive Then Max has an unexplained disappearance which causes Hanna to be worried, angry and confused She steps back from their relationship for a time, but the love between them is powerful and eventually it draws them back together Antisemitism is increasing in Germany and although Hanna, so focused on her violin playing, does not take much notice, Max worries about her and his Jewish friends Hitler and the Nazis are taking over, panic is starting to set in and his longtime Jewish neighbors are in terrible danger When Max sees them in distress he reaches out to offer help Max has a huge secret that he believes can save those in danger, but when his beloved Hanna is looking the Nazis in the eyes, can he bring her to safety In 1946 Hanna finds herself in an open field with her less than pristine violin and no memory of the recent past Hitler is dead, the train station has been bombed, she has no idea what happened to Max, and she has lost her memory of the last 10 years of her life Hanna s sister comes to get her and bring her back to her home in London where she searches for opportunities to play her trusted violin in an orchestra Her love for music and Max are the only things she remembers and without him she focuses on playing violin to bring peace and joy to her life, and to give her a purpose Will Hanna and Max cross paths again In Another Time is a heartbreaking story of love, and survival in difficult times, and the ability to learn the truth.I enjoy narration by two characters alternating chapters as it is easy to read and it compels me to read just one chapter, and then just one , always wanting to know what is going to happen next Jillian Cantor created interesting characters and I get immersed in her writing with the World War ll setting, appreciative for the research involved in historical fiction I adored The Lost Letter published 2017, and I highly recommend In Another Time too Q A With Jillian CantorTell us a little bit about In Another Time.In Another Time is the story of Max, a German bookshop owner, and Hanna, a Jewish violin prodigy, who fall in love in the 1930s outside of Berlin as Hitler is rising to power Max narrates the story in the 1930s, before the war, and Hanna narrates beginning in 1946, after the war, when she wakes up in a field with only her violin, no memory of the past ten years, and no idea what happened to Max Max s story moves through the 1930s as Hanna s moves through the 1940s and 50s I wanted it to be a love story between Max and Hanna but also a love song to books and music in our most trying times.When I learned about Max s huge secret, the special closet door in his bookshop, it first made me think of the novel Exit West where Mohsin Hamid wrote about doors people went through to get to other countries He mostly used it as a metaphor for immigration, allowing him not to have to focus on the physical journey In In Another Time, I was unprepared for the magical time travel that happened in the closet but was pleasantly surprised Unexplainable, supernatural elements like this are not often used in historical fiction How did you come up with the idea I really wanted to explore the question of what made people leave, or not leave, Germany during Hitler s rise to power in the lead up to WWII I spoke with a Holocaust survivor who d been a young Jewish girl in Berlin at the time She said her parents refused to leave, saying it was their country too They were Germans too So I thought a lot about what it means to love your country, and feel allegiance to your country even if terrible things start happening And how hard it would ve been to fathom how horrible everything would eventually get if you were living there in those years The question I set out to answer before I even sat down to write the book was, what if you had every way and means possible to leave, even a magical escape, would you still want to stay I just accepted the magic and immersed myself in the lives of the wonderful characters, Hanna and Max Did you ever consider explaining of the details regarding time traveling through the closet How did you decide what to explain and what to leave unsaid I definitely don t see this a science fiction novel in any way, even though time travel does play a small role, like you said So I never wanted to get bogged down in the details of how it worked And Max is a bookshop owner, a reader, not a scientist, so I didn t believe as a character he would get bogged down in these details either My goal was to explain enough to make the plot and Max s actions make sense, but not too much where the book became science fiction than historical fiction Your novel has Max s story and Hanna s story each from their own perspective Did you write them alternating chapters like we read them, or did you create each character s narrative separately I wrote them exactly in the order that you read them, as they appear in the book now, alternating chapters It did get a little confusing, and at a certain point as I was drafting about 100 pages in I stopped, and made a giant chart on the wall of my office to keep track of where each character was in each year, how old each was, etc But I felt I needed to write the book the way it would eventually read so I could get the pacing and the story arc right in the first draft When I went back and revised, however, I did pull each story out and revise each one separately to make sure it was all coherent and made sense in order All the chapters are narrated by Max or Hanna except for one Why did Elsa have her own chapter Elsa is married to Max s best friend, Johann, and she has a small but important role in the novel The chapter she narrates allowed me to give the reader information that neither Max nor Hanna could ve known.What are you reading now if you even have time and what do you recommend I m reading a lot of research for the next novel I m writing right now But I have a giant to read pile sitting on my desk that I plan to get to once I finish drafting my next book The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff, The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer, Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce, and The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer, just to name a few One upcoming historical novel that I got to read early, and that I highly recommend, is The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar It s out in July look out for it Unknown.pngMusic did actually keep people safe during World War ll here is a video that tells a story of a woman who survived Auschwitz.IMG_5890.jpgIf you would like to hear some orchestra music, here is a clip from my teenage son s most recent concert with the NORWALK YOUTH SYMPHONY.According to Google Listening to music can help reduce stress according to many studies It can help relieve a person from anxiety, depression, and other emotional and mental problems Music is also capable of eliminating physical exhaustion as it allows the body and mind to relax.


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    I am so happy to have received an advanced copy of IN ANOTHER TIME Mark your calendar for March 2019 this book is not to be missed Such a beautiful and haunting love story, with an intriguing mystery Cantor s writing is elegant and evocative, transporting readers to World War II Europe and the aftermath of the war with an unforgettable story and wonderful characters who readers won t forget anytime soon.


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    Hanna and Max found each other by accident or was there a reason they found each other Whether it was an accident or for a reason, their love for each other was never ending.Max walked in on Hanna practicing her violin, and much to his surprise, she wasn t too happy to have him there It did take a lot to get her attention, but once he did, he couldn t stay away.We travel back and forth in time and learn of Hanna s passion for music, her violin, and Max.IN ANOTHER TIME tells the story of Max and Hanna before and after the war Hanna is the main focus after the war because something happened to her that caused her to lose the memory of ten years, but not the memory of Max and her marvelous talent of playing the violin.Max isn t mentioned after the war except in Hanna s memories It is heartbreaking.We see Max before the war and interestingly we are introduced to the mystery of what could be behind the door in the bookshop that Max s father had always forbidden him to enter.The love between Max and Hanna was the main focus as well as the love of books and music You will keep hoping Hanna and Max find each other.IN ANOTHER TIME is beautifully and smoothly written with characters you will want to know better.Ms Cantor immediately pulls you into the story line and into the lives of the characters with her marvelous tale and her well researched story line Readers will get a glimpse into a personal side of WWII.IN ANOTHER TIME is a beautiful, beautiful tale of love, heartbreak, and an outstanding history lesson 5 5This book was given to me as ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.


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    Beautiful book, beautiful writing, beautiful characters, heartbreaking time in history No one tugs at my heartstrings than Jillian Cantor when she writes her WWII novels Last year, The Lost Letter was on my list of top books of 2017 and I was really looking forward to seeing what she came up with next I m happy to say, the story of Hanna and Max is certainly different than any WWII story you ve seen before and still has the emotional resonance of Cantor s prior books as well as the signature trademark of a well researched historical fiction novelist There were moments where I wanted to scream, I wanted to cry and I wanted to hug everyone involved For an author to elicit those emotions in me, I know a book has been a job well done Thank you to HarperCollins for an advance copy All opinions are my own.


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    3.5 starsThis book was about WWII and the time in Germany leading up to it, a romance, music and time travel I liked it, but didn t love it.


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    5In Another Time by Jillian Cantor is an incredibly moving story about 2 people during Hitler s rise to power and beyond.What it s about Max is a Christian bookshop owner and Hanna a Jewish violinist hoping to join an orchestra They fall in love right before Hitler comes into power and everything changes The story follows their relationship during Hitler s rise to power and after when Hanna wakes up in a field without Max and no memory of the past 10 years of her life When she wakes up the war is over and Max has seemingly disappeared Little does she know Max had a secret that would cause him to disappear for days or even months at a time, and they will eventually be reunited once again In Another Time is such a beautiful story, and I really liked how Jillian Cantor tells us about Hitler s rise to power without going into a ton of gory details We all and if you don t you really should know what happened to Jews during World War II and none of it was good The story is still moving, but it is really about Hanna and Max s relationship and how Hitler coming into office affected their life in Germany This is a love story, but also a story about music and the war I was also very intrigued by the fact that Cantor chooses to use time travel as an aspect of this book I didn t actually know anything about Einstein and Rosen s wormhole theory before reading this, but it is quite fascinating and I love how she incorporated it into In Another Time.This novel is also a very quick read coming in at just under 5 hours of reading time for me 4 hours 45 minutes to be exact , and the pacing was so good that I found myself not wanting to put it down In Another Time alternates between Hanna and Max s POVs plus past and present which made things very interesting This book is full of mostly short chapters as well which I always love Final Thought If you want a story about World War II that incorporates love, time travel, and music then this is the book for you Hanna and Max s story broke my heart, but I really enjoyed the love story and the musical aspect Hanna is very passionate about her violin and while not being musical myself, it was still interesting to read about I may not have given this a 5, but this book is worth every moment you take to read it.


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    Back in 2017, I had read Jillian Cantor s The Lost Letter and it quickly became one of my favorite reads that year one of the few books that I had actually rated 5 stars due to how much the story had moved me emotionally plus the book was truly well written of course Given how much I liked Cantor s previous novel, when I heard that she would have a new book coming out this month another work of historical fiction entitled In Another Time which, similar to her previous novel, is also set during World War II and, from the summary, sounded like it would be in a similar vein as The Lost Letter I quickly secured an advance copy to read While there are certain aspects of Cantor s newest work that parallel her previous one dual timelines, backdrop of World War II and the persecution of Jews during Hitler s reign, setting in multiple countries in Europe and also in the United States, the discovery of a hidden family secret, a Jewish woman with a strong, feisty personality falling in love with a non Jewish man who is willing to risk his life to save the woman he loves at all costs, etc the story itself is actually quite different This time around, music plays an integral role in the story, specifically the music from a violin, to the point that I felt the violin itself became a central character of the same level of importance as the main characters Hanna and Max I don t want to give away too much of the plot so I won t go into much detail here other than to say that Hanna and Max share a love relationship that truly transcends time one that is enduring and passionate yet at the same time heartbreaking and tragic Their story is also one of survival and resilience amidst the horrors of a devastating war, with the characters striving to rise above the circumstances while fighting against the bonds of fate and destiny Format wise, the narrative alternated between both Hanna and Max s perspectives, though from a character development standpoint, it was in reality much Hanna s story than Max s Perhaps this was one reason why this story and its characters didn t resonate with me as much as the ones in Cantor s previous novel did To be honest, I actually found Hanna to be a bit annoying, with her actions frustrating me times than I really cared for To me, Hanna wasn t an easy character to root for on the one hand, her tenacity and steadfastness in holding firm to what she believed in were admirable, but I felt that she oftentimes went overboard in her steadfastness, to the point that it defied all logic and reason I had no problems with the way she immersed herself so completely into playing the violin, as most consummate musicians have a level of dedication to their craft that many non artists probably won t understand Rather, the part that actually frustrated me about Hanna was how little sense of self preservation she had when everyone around her kept telling her how bad things were getting in Germany after Hitler rose to power and the proof was practically staring her in the face almost daily with Jews getting arrested or disappearing left and right, yet she would always purposely ignore the danger signs and repeatedly took a as long as I have my violin everything will be ok attitude I hate to say it, but the way Hanna s character was written, there were points in the story where I actually felt sorry for Max and couldn t help wondering whether the risk was truly worth taking I m being deliberately vague here so as not to spoil the story for those who haven t read the book.Despite the fact that I wasn t able to connect on an emotional level with the characters, and in all honesty, didn t find Hanna and Max s relationship moving like most other readers did probably due to my frustrations with the way some of the characters were developed as mentioned above , I did find this to be a well crafted story, one that is well researched, well written, and definitely worth reading With that said, I did feel at times that there should ve been a better balance between the various elements of the story, such as the historical aspects versus the romance love story portion this one leaned a little toward the latter than I would have preferred at some parts, but luckily it didn t overpower the story completely.Overall, this was a good read and one that I would definitely recommend Though I personally liked the story in The Lost Letter than this one, I still feel that Cantor did a fine job with this book and I look forward to what she will come out with next Received ARC from Harper Perennial via Edelweiss.


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In Another Time download In Another Time, read online In Another Time, kindle ebook In Another Time, In Another Time 272c7d6df11e A Sweeping Historical Novel That Spans Germany, England, And The United States And Follows A Young Couple Torn Apart By Circumstance Leading Up To World War II And The Family Secret That May Prove To Be The Means For Survival Love Brought Them Together But Only Time Can Save Them , Germany Bookshop Owner Max Beissinger Meets Hanna Ginsberg, A Budding Concert Violinist, And Immediately He Feels A Powerful Chemistry Between Them It Isn T Long Before They Fall In Love And Begin Making Plans For The Future As Their Love Affair Unfolds Over The Next Five Years, The Climate Drastically Changes In Germany As Hitler Comes To Power Their Love Is Tested With The New Landscape And The Realities Of War, Not The Least Of Which Is That Hanna Is Jewish And Max Is Not But Unbeknownst To Hanna Is The Fact That Max Has A Secret, Which Causes Him To Leave For Months At A Time A Secret That Max Is Convinced Will Help Him Save Hanna If Germany Becomes Too Dangerous For Her Because Of Her Religion In , Hanna Ginsberg Awakens In A Field Outside Of Berlin Disoriented And Afraid, She Has No Memory Of The Past Ten Years And No Idea What Has Happened To Max With No Information As To Max S Whereabouts Or If He Is Even Still Alive She Decides To Move To London To Live With Her Sister While She Gets Her Bearings Even Without An Orchestra To Play In, She Throws Herself Completely Into Her Music To Keep Alive Her Lifelong Dream Of Becoming A Concert Violinist But The Music Also Serves As A Balm To Heal Her Deeply Wounded Heart And She Eventually Gets The Opening She Long Hoped For Even So, As The Days, Months, And Years Pass, Taking Her From London To Paris To Vienna To America, She Continues To Be Haunted By Her Forgotten Past, And The Fate Of The Only Man She Has Ever Loved And Cannot ForgetTold In Alternating Viewpoints Max In The Years Leading Up To WWII, And Hanna In The Ten Years After In Another Time Is A Beautiful Novel About Love And Survival, Passion And Music, Across Time And Continents