The Hours Count

The Hours Count

Large Print - 2016
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A tale based on the story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, the only Americans put to death for espionage during the Cold War, traces the experiences of their friend and neighbor, who takes in the couple's young sons when they are arrested by the FBI in 1950.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410486172
1410486176
Branch Call Number: FIC CANTOR 2016
Characteristics: 499 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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VanessaL52
Mar 18, 2019

MUST READ.
AMAZING STORY.
COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!

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maipenrai
Dec 26, 2016

AUDIOBOOK REQUESTED FROM MNLink

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abcDena
Apr 28, 2016

OK, so I only gave this book 2.5 stars, but that's not because it wasn't enjoyable. I picked this off the shelf at Sherwood Library because the synopsis was so interesting. I'm obsessed with Cold War USA and the Rosenbergs, so when I saw "Julius and Ethel" in the blurb, I grabbed it.

Jillian Cantor's writing is exquisite and the characters are well-drawn, but I I was slightly disappointed that the story didn't focus on the Rosenbergs as much as it unfolded around them. The imaginary characters that come to the forefront are really interesting: Millie Stein, Ethel and Julius' neighbour, her distant Russian husband, and their little boy, David. David, by today's standards, would be on the autism spectrum.

I might have put the book down if the peripheral characters weren't so sympathetic. Recommended.

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slahyani
Mar 07, 2016

Wow. Read this book. You won't be able to put it down. Well written, interesting story.

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anneprescott
Jan 17, 2016

Based on facts, Cantor's novel creates a wonderfully-paced story that I could not put down. She portrays Ethel as a loving wife and mother whom Cantor believes was innocent of the crimes attributed to her. ... I started this on audible.com, but the narrator's voice wasn't to my liking so I got the hard-copy from the library and read the entire book in just 2 days! It's part love story, part history, part mystery--a page-turner for me.

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VanessaL52
Mar 18, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Death by Electric Chair. Drinking and drunk scenes.

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VanessaL52
Mar 18, 2019

Violence: A man is run over by a car and breaks his leg.

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VanessaL52
Mar 18, 2019

Sexual Content: Planned Parenthood. Multiple breif sexual scenes. And one longer one. A man removes his pants and rolls ontop of his wife. A man removes a womans than his own clothing...

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VanessaL52
Mar 18, 2019

VanessaL52 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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