This is a book for those historical fiction lovers who want to see the world from a different perspective. We are all aware of the evils of war and how it impacts people’s lives. However, when you tilt the vision and look through a different prism, the likes of which challenge the odds of 19th century historical fiction, you will likely come across instances that are reaching into everyone’s core values. “Waiting for Elijah” is a journey that takes us to different continents and helps us experience different emotional actions and reactions around the WWII effort, all at the same time.
Take a look at the journey of Phoebe whose life takes a turn directly after the death of her grandfather. When his death is then followed by the mysterious murder of a friend, the trajectory realigns to incorporate inquiries into the past and experiences that are not usually found nestled within 20th century historical fiction.
Alongside the evolution of suspenseful events, themes of metaphysics resound pervasively to include recurring inherited talents within generations of families. Other connections that traverse time and geography include the concepts of interconnectedness, reincarnation, and synchronicity to name a few. WWII provides a backdrop of drama against which to experience different perspectives of human life. Most of the readers have found the book to be captivating as it builds upon historical events that roll out in sequence, implicitly by design. Instructive values are embedded within the story and the reader cannot help but learn about some basic human attributes exhibited by love, pain, willingness to search, and most importantly survival instincts.
Why it is important read for your modern times:
Waiting for Elijah is a recommended book this summer, not only because of the great history and adventure it takes you towards, but because it teaches you about moral choices and basic needs for humankind influenced by the inheritance of certain characteristics via DNA memory. Along with the journey of Phoebe, one is learning how to cope with the challenges that are encountered in life.
The concoctions of war:
Waiting for Elijah has a strong resonance of war in how it impacts those who have not been part of the war physically but connect as dots one to another to include each and every person who lived in those times. Moreover, the book spotlights the War Machine and its resonance long after the war has ended, having impacted people in number of ways.
If you are interested in the history of the world and the obstacle course of moral choice during the war including its impact on people’s lives, then you must include this read front and center on your shelf as you build your library this summer.
It’s all about human life, the ultimate ability to survive in obscure circumstances and how people eventually come out of the evil without failing, having unwittingly connected with each other at all levels.
Why literature is still worth it in modern times:
Most of the commonly asked questions in modern times about the relevance of literature to present conditions refer to the eminent need to understand what came before. History enables us to see the before, during, and after aspects of war and its effects on the human capacity to deal with challenges. Each individual person was called upon to deal with the challenges that were presented to them, including those which were so frequently out of their control. The same challenges apply in modern times on many levels.
Therefore, to be able to break the barriers and overcome the challenges, you need to learn the art of living and surviving. This book serves as a guide for all those people who have lost hope due to the absurdities around them and look for motivation and inspiration.
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The reviews of the book:
The reviews about the book are overwhelming and therefore, they guide you about what to expect from the book. Odella Glenn writes about the book in these terms: “Waiting for Elijah is an excellent 20th century historic fiction. It is paced slow enough to allow the reader to piece together the clues, yet also has enough excitement to keep you on your toes. Though it does take a while before anything happens, it worth reading through because the payoff at the end is worth it.”
Read more about the Author: Sheila J. Wood