Comics & Graphic Novel

Michigan: On the Trail of a War Bride by Julien Frey, Lucas Varela (Illustrator)


Sometimes, I wish I could tell people to pay more attention to the size of the books that have increased my reading tally for the year. I have read almost an average of a book a day but quite a few of those books are graphic novels or craft and food books. This book adds to that particular section of my total.

I was intrigued by the premise. It is a story of a war bride and what the halves of her family looks like now, separated by a continent. The occasion is the birthday of Odette who is now a grandmother. She was once a Parisian who married a US GI. There is so much more that could have been added to the tale, but being constrained in the size ( I assume), it limits its story to the bare minimum. It is funny, simple and if you go in with reasonable expectations, it is time well spent. It is a subject that I have thought about on and off ( women who marry someone from a whole other country and leave with them at a time when communications with their homeland was not efficient) and this story adds some food for thought.

P.S: DO check out how much I enjoyed Us Against You (Beartown #2) by Fredrik Backman  or if in the mood for compilation lists( mostly because I have slowed down my actual reading):

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