A member took notes for me at this meeting and this is her post:
On a personal note from me, the blogger: I absolutely thought this was one of the best books I have read, and agree with one of the members, it was a top of the list, maybe top 25 books I would recommend to others. So glad I purchased it and can share it.
The book made me think at how those who lived in Germany at that time were a part of a culture that accepted what was being said and shared as good and right. But, then some found out it wasn't right, it wasn't good. It must have been very hard for those to walk that line and I'm sure there were many that felt that way. What devastation to those affected by wars and to have a disability while living in Europe during the war so affected families. Also loved the fact that the artifact of the arts was portrayed in this novel. Amazing to think of that they had teams or people that would go out and search for this historical art and remove it. At least they didn't destroy it.
Wonderful book and if you are reading this and weren't at the discussion, I think we missed a lot by not being a part of a group discussion. Great Book, wonderful read!