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The Songs We Hide pdf The Songs We Hide , ebook The Songs We Hide , epub The Songs We Hide , doc The Songs We Hide , e-pub The Songs We Hide , The Songs We Hide 2b58be963d9 In , A Grim Hush Has Settled Over Hungary After A Lost War And A Brutal Transition To Communism, The People Live Under Constant Threat Of Blacklisting, Property Confiscation, Arrest, Imprisonment, And Worse In This Milieu Of Dread, The Best Land Of P Ter Benedek S Peasant Family Is Seized And His Life Upended Moving To Budapest For A Manual Labor Job, P Ter Meets Katalin Varga, An Unwed Mother Whose Baby S Father Has Vanished, Most Likely At The Hands Of The Secret Police Both P Ter And Katalin Keep Their Heads Down And Their Mouths Clamped Shut, Because Silence Is The Only Safety They Know The Two Have Something In Common Besides Fear They Are Singers Whose Very Natures Make The Silence Unbearable When Katalin Starts Giving P Ter Voice Lessons, They Take An Intrepid Step Out Of Hiding By Making Music Together Little By Little They Tell Each Other What They Cannot Tell Others In Their Bond Of Trust, They Find Relief And Unexpected HappinessYet The Hurts And Threats In Their Lives Remain, Waiting As Harsh Reality Assaults Them Again, Is Hope Even Possible Facing Their Hardest Trials Yet, P Ter And Katalin Learn To Carve Dignity And Beauty Out Of Pain


10 thoughts on “The Songs We Hide

  1. says:

    A suspenseful story sent in 1951 post war Hungary, with citizens forced to adjust to communist rule As people lose land and property and earlier dreams, Peter s father resists, bringing danger and poverty to his family Peter is forced to seek work in Budapest, where frequent, mysterious disappearances of friends, co workers, and lovers add to a climate of uncertainty and fear In author Connie Connally s beautifully written first novel, the relationships and touching moments and healing power of music emerge and find voice even in the midst of times of oppression This book captivated me and kept me reading I did not want to put it down.


  2. says:

    What we play for the world are the songs that the world wants to hear from us The music that shapes the soul and reveals who we really are, those are The Songs We Hide, lovingly written about by Connie Hampton Connally Evoking stunning emotions, this author conducts a magnum opus of incredibly beautiful historical fiction Her writing brings to life the people of stark, brutal, 1951 Hungary Katalin and Peter are young adults and upon their shoulders they bear the brunt of post World War II, where survival is made so much difficult by the brutal regime suffocating freedoms As Katalin realizes, during the war she had held out hope, because some day the war would end Now the war was over, but what was there to hope for Katalin was singing a wonderful duet with vibrant Robert, Caro Mio Ben , My Dear Beloved Now the same notes pained her to the core, as a loving single mother of her one year old daughter, whose father had suddenly disappeared The government and secret police made terrifying disappearances common place Robert hadn t even known he was going to be a father, and she had no idea which one of the too many horrifying places he was held That s if he was still alive Peter s family had been rocked by the travesties of war, and then The Collective had confiscated what little their hard work had been able to achieve They lived under the constant threat not only of starvation, but of their family s separation and loneliness Peter and his brothers had lost their mother, and their weary father had to try and carry on with his broken heart Peter shyly sings his songs quietly to the beloved horse who works with them on what s left of their beloved family farm But they can t make a living any longer on the farm alone Peter must go to work in the city, where he meets Katalin who is waiting, for her beloved Robert The lives of Katalin, Peter, and the people around them in this story will deepen the reverberating drum beat of your heart The author, Connie Hampton Connally, became interested in Hungary s turbulent history from her love of music Through music she was inspired by the story of Zolt n Kod ly, a twentieth century Hungarian composer who spread music in his nation despite totalitarianism and two world wars This author writes such memorable turns to a phrase, and such noteworthy descriptions that range the full spectrum of human emotions from despair through hope In The Songs We Hide she s composed a stirring tribute to the incredible strength of people, in a brutal time in Hungarian history, and the desperate need to create hope As the crescendo builds, the reader will wonder, and hope Can people withstand, can they be stronger than the hatred and betrayal surrounding them


  3. says:

    The Songs We Hide felt realistic and the characters life like The oppressive communist state reminded me of what I ve heard about eastern Europe, and it was fascinating to read a book set in that time and place The image of hiding or temporarily losing one s voice was well played This is a very engaging book for 12 and up.


  4. says:

    I love finding historical fiction novels that discuss history that isn t often explored by novelists This novel was heart breaking and hopeful all at once.


  5. says:

    We have read a few books set in Hungary during World War Two and one during the 1956 revolution, but this is the first that takes place between the two Such a rich portrayal of life in Budapest and in the eastern plains at a time when your overheard words or your refusal to join the collective could result in having to spend years in a labor camp This book brought back many memories of our two visits to the Terror Museum.


  6. says:

    The setting in post war Hungary sounded like this would make a good story, but the stiff writing at times it felt staccato , slow plot and 2 main characters a shy, creepy country boy and a self centered city girl in their early 20 s made it an awkward and dull read And as much as I expected to see Hungarian words dropped here and there, it got rather tiresome to see the same italicized terms over and over and over I think the YA crowd might appreciate this better.


  7. says:

    I ve read the novel twice during the editing phase and I still find it captivating The author is a sensitive writer, paying attention to the smallest details, so her historical story, placed in the Cold War years of Hungary is relevant and believable Well done, Connie Connally Marta Boros HorvathAmature writer, amature photographer and a Hungarian


  8. says:

    Well done A well crafted love triangle story set against post WWII Characters are real, multidimensional, complex and loveable all the because of their humaness and frailty A must read for all those who love historical fiction.


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