“The Glass Ocean” by Beatriz Williams is a “seamlessly narrated” story about two American women aboard for the last voyage of the liner Lusitania, which was torpedoed by a German U-boat in 1915. One is an unhappy wife accompanying her distant husband, the other, a grafter seeking to make a score off her fellow passenger. Their intertwined fates are discovered an historian a century later. This is “an absorbing tale interlaced with espionage, secrets, and romance” (Library Journal). For the actual story of the Lusitania sinking, we recommend “Last Wake” by Eric Larsen.
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Quotable“The precise role of the artist is to illuminate that darkness, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of our purpose, which is to make the world a more human dwelling place.” James Baldwin