HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Under a War-Torn Sky by L. M. Elliott
Loading...

Under a War-Torn Sky (2001)

by L. M. Elliott

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
4601134,127 (4.03)7

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 7 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 11 (next | show all)
This should have been more exciting than it was, but I think part of that was that the narrator was not a good fit. Also, I disliked that it changed from third-person limited to third-person omniscient in the last chapter. ( )
  bookwyrmm | Feb 12, 2018 |
The story of a young Virginian pilot shot down during WW2 and his experiences while he tried to make it back to Allied territory. ( )
  leslie.98 | Sep 5, 2017 |
Amazingly told. I learned things about the war I never knew. This was from the prospective of the resistance in France. ( )
  jothebookgirl | Jan 3, 2017 |
This was an enjoyable book that was both exciting and realistic. Henry was a likeable character, though we didn't get to know Patsy, his love interest very well. I wish I knew what had happened to Claudette, Pierre and the other French characters who helped him, but it looks like I'd have to read the sequel to find out. While I liked Henry, Claudette was a much more interesting character, so it was rather frustrating not to know her fate. Not to know if she realized the evil of shedding blood in revenge. It seemed in the moments before Henry was separated from her (apparently for good) that she may have learned that, but because we didn't see her again, it's possible that her anger, hate and bitterness will come back after her perceived loss of Henry. This was a good book. It reminded me of [b: The Violins of Autumn|12987173|Violins of Autumn|Amy McAuley|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1344316810s/12987173.jpg|18146888] and (the nonfiction) [b: When Hitler Took Austria: A Memoir of Heroic Faith by the Chancellor's Son|13549208|When Hitler Took Austria A Memoir of Heroic Faith by the Chancellor's Son|Kurt Schuschnigg|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1331923067s/13549208.jpg|19115087]. ( )
  NicoleSch | Jun 1, 2016 |
Take a look at Nazi-occupied Europe through the eyes and experiences of Henry Forester, a young flier shot down during World War II. Also, A Troubled Peace.
  KilmerMSLibrary | Apr 30, 2013 |
Showing 1-5 of 11 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
March 1944.

"Pull her up, Hank! Pull her up!"
Quotations
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786817534, Paperback)

When Henry Forester is shot down during a bombing run over France, the World War II pilot finds himself trapped behind enemy lines. In constant danger of discovery by German soldiers, Henry begins a remarkable journey to greedom. Relying on the kind ness of strangers, Henry moves from town to town--traveling by moonlight, never asking questions, or even the names of the people who help him along the way. Through his journey, Henry gains an understanding of the French and their struggle; and of his own place in a war that will change the face of Europe forever.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:48 -0400)

(see all 3 descriptions)

After his plane is shot down by Hitler's Luftwaffe, nineteen-year-old Henry Forester of Richmond, Virginia, strives to walk across occupied France, with the help of the French Resistance, in hopes of rejoining his unit.

» see all 3 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.03)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3 13
3.5 1
4 17
4.5 4
5 15

Tantor Media

An edition of this book was published by Tantor Media.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 135,566,963 books! | Top bar: Always visible