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Under the Wide and Starry Sky
Nancy Horan
The Word Exchange
Alena Graedon
The Invention of Wings: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)
Sue Monk Kidd
The Lady And The Unicorn
Tracy Chevalier
Bittersweet
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Mrs. Hemingway
Naomi Wood
Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver
The Woman in White
Wilkie Collins, Matthew Sweet
Possession
A.S. Byatt
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Robin Buss
HHhH - Laurent Binet, Sam Taylor

 I first heard about this novel through Hear...Read This! as one of their first selections and because the book sounded interesting.  I had never heard about Reinhard Heydrich (may have heard his name his name in course of my history courses in university, but it never probably clicked in my head) and once I had received the book, I did some research on him and trust me he was not one you wanted to cross, both in life and in death. 

What I liked about the most about the book is that the chapters were very short, mostly about a third to a half page and that you could see the author's thought process, at least I think it was, interjected with a bit of history of the Czech resistance movement.  It was interesting to read a book that took from the Axis side that didn't involved the civilian population.

If there was something that bothered me was that when the author would spend a lot of time in the present and not return to the historical aspect of the book as quickly as I would have liked the author to.

Source: http://jaynesbooks.blogspot.ca/2014/07/hhhh-laurent-binet.html