Woman Who Waited by Andrei Makine
Reviewed by Yvonne Zipp
Christian Science Monitor
"As her fiancé heads off to fight in World War II, a teenage girl promises that she'll wait for him. He never comes back, but she never gives up. The woman who waits is a time-honored literary symbol that has starred in a number of novels, such as the enthralling A Very Long Engagement, by French author Sebastien Japrisot. Now Russian-born writer Andrei Makine adds another page to the annals of undying fidelity with his fine new novel The Woman Who Waited. Makine's books are deceptively slim: He can pack more in a page than many authors can wedge into a chapter...." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor Review.