The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer: The novel The Things We Cannot Say presents the hard realities of life which one have to face while passing through one period of transitions to the next period. These facts never fail and are hard to forget in the history of the human beings. The regimes where the oppression and suppression are made the part of the life of every body and wishes of the ruling individuals are imposed on the common people for their vested interests of the ruling individuals are the worst types of the regimes and states.
Living in such societies is not easy and manageable. Those who suffer the trials and tribulations are the great ones. Surely, they deserve our tribute and sincere compliments. The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer is based on the day to day life
In 1942, Europe is still engulfed in conflict. A young woman says her wedding vows just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home. It’s a choice that will change her life forever… And it’s a falsehood that will be buried for another century. he Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer is also based on the bad deeds done in the second world war and after the war by the Nazis.
Alina is a sweet little Polish rural girl living in a nation ravaged by World War II. She knows she is meant to marry Tomasz, but she must wait for him to return from Warsaw, where he is attending college. Despite her belief that her corner of the earth is safe from Nazi atrocities, this proves to be wrong. Suddenly, everything she thought she had in her life to look forward to is in peril.
Alice is a stressed-out wife and mother of two children, a precocious daughter and a nonverbal autistic son, in the current day. Her husband is not an attentive parent, preferring to be preoccupied with work rather than bonding with the children, so she may as well be a single mother. Meanwhile, Alice’s Babcia (grandmother) has suffered a stroke and is unable to speak orally, but she sends important messages to her granddaughter through her grandson’s voice-assisted app:
Find Tomasz and Babcia fire Tomasz.Alice journeys to Poland to assist solve a decades-old family mystery while also seeking healing and consolation for her own damaged life, despite not understanding Babcia’s instruction or what she’s meant to be looking for.
The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer
Then Tomasz vanishes and the fabric of their lives is being unravelled. Alina now counts the intervals between hope and sorrow, waiting for word from Tomasz while avoiding the attentions of the troops that patrol her parents’ property, where she used to measure time between visits from her beloved. However, even deafening stillness is better than anguish for the time being.
Kelly Rimmer produces an emotive and masterfully constructed drama by slipping between Nazi-occupied Poland and the frantic speed of modern life. The Things We Cannot Say is a powerful reminder of the sorrow that occurs when truth is silenced…and how finding our voice and learning to trust it can take a lifetime.
The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer
The book examines relationships between spouses, between parent and child, and the powerful connections between families separated by decades. Strong, resilient women dominate this book, along with a compelling storyline and a message of hope. The Things We Cannot Say is a true achievement in World War II fiction.
Fans of Rimmer, whose previous works include bestsellers The Things We Cannot Say, Truths I Never Told You and Before I Let You Go, will recognise the character of Elzbieta who also appeared in The Things We Cannot Say. This time, however, Elzbieta is the true heroine, whose courage at such a young age is inspiring. I eagerly read this book, desperate to find out what happened to Elzbieta, Roman and their families. The evocative language takes you right into the heart of Warsaw, to a time in history that is truly hard to fathom, yet so important to read about.
Fans of historical fiction and war history will devour this book, as will lovers of Rimmer’s beautiful writing and characters. She weaves hope and humanity into one of history’s darkest chapters. So while you might need to keep the tissues nearby, inspiration and strength abounds within this story.
About the Writer:
Kelly Rimmer is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and worldwide bestselling author of contemporary and historical fiction, including The Secret Daughter and The Things We Cannot Say. Kelly lives in rural Australia with her family and a whole menagerie of badly behaved animals. Her novels have been translated into more than 20 languages.
List of the other Books of the Writer
- The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer
- Feared by Lisa Scottoline
- Final Appeal by Lisa Scottoline
- Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline
- Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline
- Publisher : Graydon House; Original edition (June 1, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1525895990
- ISBN-13 : 978-1525895999
- Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.07 x 1.04 x 8.91 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #9,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars 2,336 ratings