Monday, March 13, 2017

What is Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, author of Making Bombs for Hitler.

Her entry begins:
I’m actively writing a novel at the moment and when I do that, I tend not to read much fiction because my mind wanders back to my own story-in-progress. But I’ve just come off a six month reading binge and during that time I read some awesome novels.

I love reading unpredictable psychological thrillers. Readers have told me that Making Bombs for Hitler has a thriller feel to it, so maybe that's why I enjoy them so much.

Herman Koch has a gift for creating seemingly mundane yet deliciously unlikeable characters and original story lines. I inhaled his most recent, Dear Mr. M, about a voyeur neighbor who spies on a once-great author. The voice alternates between the voyeur and the fading author, and neither is a reliable narrator. Brilliant and addictive. His...[read on]
About Making Bombs for Hitler, from the publisher:
Lida thought she was safe. Her neighbors wearing the yellow star were all taken away, but Lida is not Jewish. She will be fine, won't she? But she cannot escape the horrors of World War II. Lida's parents are ripped away from her and she is separated from her beloved sister, Larissa. The Nazis take Lida to a brutal work camp, where she and other Ukrainian children are forced into backbreaking labor. Starving and terrified, Lida bonds with her fellow prisoners, but none of them know if they'll live to see tomorrow. When Lida and her friends are assigned to make bombs for the German army, Lida cannot stand the thought of helping the enemy. Then she has an idea. What if she sabotaged the bombs, and the Nazis? Can she do so without getting caught? And if she's freed, will she ever find her sister again? This pulse-pounding novel of survival, courage, and hope shows us a lesser-known piece of history, and is sure to keep readers captivated until the last page.
Visit Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch's website.

My Book, The Movie: Making Bombs for Hitler.

Writers Read: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch.

--Marshal Zeringue