Julie Orringer: The Invisible Bridge

(Fiction, 624 pp. 2010)
In Fall 1937 Andras Lévi leaves Hungary to study architecture in Paris, and his brother Tibor leaves for medical school in Italy. Both men eventually return to Hungary with their wives until the war upends their world. This intricate mélange of historical events and personal drama is an unforgettable story of love, courage, and survival.