A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I’ve had this book on my radar for awhile, even though I didnt know anything about it. A God in Ruins kept popping up on lists of “bests” from the last few years.
We have been trying to read books that aren’t new to the best seller list. It makes it easier to get them through the library if they are a couple of years old.
So finally I found this book waiting for me. I’m sorry I waited so long.
I’m not sure if I somehow have an obsession with stories placed in the WWII era or if the last few years the market has enjoyed a plethora of really good books based on real lives during the war (All the Light You Cannot See, The Nightingale, In the Garden of Beasts, Mischlings) but A God in Ruins follows the before and after life of Teddy a WWII bomber pilot in a most eloquent story of dealing with death in life. With a surprising yet poignant twist at the end.
Teddy was truly one of the greatest generation. We should never forget.