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A Postcard from the Volcano combines beautiful prose with moving insights into the powerful impact that the world wars had on the lives of individuals and on whole countries. Beginning in 1914 and ending on the eve of World War II, this epic story follows the coming of age and early manhood of the Prussian aristocrat, Max von Hofmannswaldau. From the idyllic surroundings of his ancestral home to the streets of cosmopolitan Breslau menaced by the Nazi SS, Hofmannswaldau uncovers the truth about his own identity and confronts the modern ideologies that threaten the annihilation of millions of people. A Postcard from the Volcano opens with the outbreak of World War I and the Prussian pride and patriotism that blind the noble von Hofmannswaldau family to the destruction that lies ahead for their country. The well-researched narrative follows the young count as he leaves home to finish his education and ends up a stranger in the land of his birth.
Not only did I enjoy reading this suspenseful novel (I could barely put it down and read it in a couple of days), I also learned a lot of fascinating history about the World Wars. It is also a novel that leaves the reader with soul-searching questions – what would I have done if I lived at that time in history? – and also inspires one to fight against evil situations in our own time. A Postcard from the Volcano is also available as an e-book and audio download.
Rose Trabbic is the publicist for Ignatius Press. She works from home in Ave Maria, FL, where she lives with her husband Joseph, a philosophy professor at Ave Maria University, and two young daughters.
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