As I've been working on my current novel, I've been seeking other novels written from 2 or more points of view. Two books, in particular, have stood out, and surprisingly they both deal with the World War II era.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, is brilliantly written in the form of letters, revealing vivid personalities and unfolding in a compelling plot. Now that I'm finished reading the book, I miss the characters and am left with a huge desire to visit the Island of Guernsey.
Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, is another captivating and heart-wrenching novel told from two very different perspectives.
On a different note is Passing The Music Down, a brand new picture book (Candlewick Press) by my friend, Sarah Sullivan, and beautifully illustrated by Barry Root. I had the pleasure of purchasing and reading it this past weekend when I was in West Virginia. This Appalachian story was inspired by the lives of two renowned fiddlers, and the lyrical words and vivid illustrations bring sweet mountain music to my ears.