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At the time, I knew nothing about U-boats, but to me the whole idea of a German U-boat surfacing in one of our harbours sounded fantastical. To imagine a German commander permitting any of his men off the boat was practically impossible. Then for those men to happen upon a local dance? But everywhere and everyone I asked confirmed the story. Sounds crazy, but it happened! This book is a little different than the first book that I read but her, as it’s set during WWII rather than WWI as the first one I read. However, her ability to write confidently in both periods is astonishing. She adds so much historical detail to her books. She captures the little nuances of the period and I think it brings a lot to the story. I said this about TIDES OF HONOUR and I think it still applies in this book….the uniqueness of having the story set in Canada was brilliant. There are so many war time romances set in England or France but not in Canada. I personally would not think Canada for a war romance and frankly I was curious how that would play out in the story but I was impressed and interested in that angle of the story. The same is still true in this book…..Canada isn’t quite to go to setting for war romances but once again she pulls it off. But it is the characters and their lives that make the books for me. I loved revisiting - it felt like catching up with old friends. But this book belongs to Grace - and her love story. Johnny Oleksinski with the New York Post wrote that "Every New Yorker must see this show", referring to the musical as "Broadway's biggest and best surprise of the season." [77]

Wood, Alex (November 28, 2022). " Come From Away to embark on UK and Ireland tour". WhatsOnStage . Retrieved January 8, 2023. Paskett, Zoe (November 25, 2019). "The 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Awards winners in full". Evening Standard . Retrieved January 18, 2021. Olivier Awards 2019: Full Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. April 7, 2019 . Retrieved January 18, 2021. Paulson, Michael (March 15, 2017). "Justin Trudeau Brings Ivanka Trump to Broadway Show on Welcoming Outsiders". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 16, 2017 . Retrieved March 17, 2017.Braun, Liz (November 24, 2016). " 'Come from Away' soars to new heights at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre". Toronto Sun . Retrieved December 16, 2016.

As Come From Awaycast members have to multi-role during the performance, all actors have to play at least two roles. When Norman reveals that he deserted the Canadian army, the Bakers see Rudi’s predicament in a new light. Did Norman’s revelation have the same effect on you? Why or why not? David Gerson with DC Metro Theatre Arts called the show "one of the most refreshing pieces of art that I have seen in years. The folk and country influenced pop score is tuneful and the cast sings the hell out of it." [67] Peter Marks, in his review in The Washington Post, noted that the musical "stirs powerful memories of 9/11 ... if the book's mechanics unfold with too much sugar, the score has an infectious, gritty vitality: Especially good is a number set in a Gander pub, choreographed by Kelly Devine, during which a risibly nutty local initiation rite is performed, involving the embrace of a recently caught codfish." [68] Toronto [ edit ] In the London production, real life siblings James Doherty and Mary Doherty star in the show. It's the first time they've ever appeared on stage together. I have never read a Genevieve Graham book before and when I was given the opportunity to read this one I was absolutely thrilled! I have always been quite partial to reading books with themes surrounding our Canadian history and with the setting and the different perspective of World War II that was written here was quite the welcome and refreshing read for me. I suspected that I was in for a treat while reading Come From Away and I most definitely was!

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Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, David Hein, David Lai & Irene Sankoff (producers); David Hein & Irene Sankoff (composers/lyricists) Wong, Tony (February 28, 2017). " 'Come From Away' returning to Toronto for Mirvish next season". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on March 4, 2017. Come From Away has now closed following a highly successful 4 year run in London’s West End Running Time Come From Away cancels socially distanced concert West End run | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com. January 20, 2021 . Retrieved January 21, 2021.

Q: What was the most surprising thing you discovered during your research? Did anything seem more fiction than fact? Grace worries that she’s not contributing enough to the war effort, but her father reassures her that everything she does helps in some way. What are some examples of how Grace contributes, indirectly or otherwise? Critics' Circle Theatre Awards 2020 Winners Announced". British Theatre. February 11, 2020 . Retrieved December 3, 2020.Could this have really happened? I like to think so. Come From Away is a lovely story. If you enjoy historical fiction with a strong helping of romance, you're going to want to read Genevieve Graham.

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