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Therefore Choose Paperback – Apr 23 2010
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"Of the many novels written about the Second World War, Oatley's stands out for its sensitivity and insight. Students of both history and psychology will find in Therefore Choose a fresh perspective on a well trod subject." — Malahat Review (2013-01-15)
"This well-written, intelligent, and even wise book deals with choice, specifically with the consequences of the choices that we make in life. It also shows the horror felt by those on both sides of the conflict that was the Second World War. The trauma is all here. So is the guilt, of both the victors and the defeated. Oatley is a good writer, and this is a fine book." — Shane Morgan, The Scene (2013-01-18)
"Unquestionably a literary triumph." — The Walrus (2013-01-18)
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"Life can only be understood backwards. That's what Kierkegaard said. The trouble is one has to live it forwards."
On a summer visit to Germany, George, a young medical student at Cambridge, meets Anna von Kleist, whose intellectual force, beauty, and self-assurance smite him full in the heart. It is 1936. Hitler is already in power, and a shift has occurred in Germany that Anna, George, and their friend Werner have not fully grasped. Europe is on the cusp of war when the three find themselves in a painful love triangle that plays between England and Germany.
A love story on a grand scale, Therefore Choose is set in a world where a single choice can affect the direction of a life, a country, or even a continent. Facing decisions that will forever alter the course of their lives, George, Anna, and Werner must choose and live with the irrevocable consequences.See all Product Description
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thoughtful prose, with a lot of intelligence. It draws the reader in and holds
her/him there, until the end-which was unexpected and very moving.