Upon the Mountains by Gale Sears

Untitled 8.jpg Few books have the emotional impact that this one does. I’m not saying that it’s great writing, in fact there are parts that are so clunky that they induce cringes. What I’m saying is that the book clearly displays the characters and makes them likeable enough that it tears you apart at all the right moments.

This is probably one of the best examples I’ve ever read of historical fiction. The characters are as ignorant as they should be for their time. World War I rages across Europe and when it ends the soldiers come home to an epidemic outbreak of the influenza. People die and are maimed brutally.

It’s a great book that will leave you with a greater appreciation for what your ancestors probably experienced first hand.


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