A Master Plan for Rescue

A Master Plan for Rescue

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Named a Best Book of 2015 by the San Francisco Chronicle

From the bestselling author of Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln , a magical novel about the surprising acts we are capable of in the name of love.

Set in 1942 New York and Berlin, A Master Plan for Rescue is an enchanting novel about the life-giving powers of storytelling, and the heroism that can be inspired by love. In essence, it is two love stories. It is the story of a child who worships his parents, then loses his father to an accident and his mother to her resulting grief. And it is the story of a young man who stumbles into the romance of his life, then watches her decline, forever changing the arc of his future. Each is propelled by the belief that if he acts heroically enough, it will restore some part of what--or whom--he has lost.

But when they meet, this boy and this man, their combined grief and magical thinking will allow them to dream the impossible. Sharing stories of the people they have lost, they are inspired to join forces and act in their memory. To do something so memorable that it might actually bring their loved ones back--even if only in spirit.

A Master Plan for Rescue is a beautiful tale, propelled by history and imagination, that suggests people's impact upon the world doesn't necessarily end with their lives, and that, to some degree, we are the sum of the stories we tell.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781594633614
Characteristics: 322 pages ;,24 cm.

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Jul 19, 2015

This was a pleasant but slow moving story that did not quite meet my expectations. The inside cover promised an epic act propelled forward by magical thinking. This lead me to believe this book would be magically delicious. Unfortunately, this act was only a small part of the book which made it seem not that epic at all. I would have liked more about the act and it's recipients. Instead, I thought too much time was spent on Jakob's backstory. Overall, I liked the story and it's characters, just a little disappointed in how it was put together.

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