The Tulip Eaters

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By Antoinette van Heugten

If you have ever wondered about what it might have been like to live in The Netherlands during World War II, you can get some pretty good insight in this book. It is the saga of the unknown. What I mean by that is that a lot of what happened during those years is unknown to subsequent generations and in this book a terrible saga unfolds highlighting the negative impact of no communication or bad communication. At the same time, the story exposes the human sacrifices of soldiers and civilians during the War and post-War, with future generations breaking through the silence in order to get at the truth. The story includes love, tragedy, kidnapping, murder and reconciliation. The plot is intriguing and, at times, confusing; but, in the end, it all comes together for a very interesting and enlightening reading experience.