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Book Review of As Bright as Heaven

As Bright as Heaven
eadieburke avatar reviewed on + 1301 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2


This book was a very realistic view of the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 in Philadelphia. It really hit home with me as my grandfather came from Croatia to Philadelphia in 1914. As he was an undertaker for his church in Croatia, I could imagine him helping with all the dead. The story is told by the perspective of the daughters. The characters were well-developed and you can feel great empathy as they told their side of the story. While reading, you get a good insight into the mortuary business at that time. It's was truly amazing to find out that the flu took more lives than WWI. I would recommend reading this book as it really was very interesting to learn how people coped with so many dying around them. I look forward to reading more books my Susan Meissner as I really liked her writing.


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