"Angels of Bastogne is an imaginative retelling of real events, based on the memoir of a young Army doctor during the 1944 Battle of the Bulge. Glenn Ivers creates memorable characters among the medical personnel, Belgian civilians, and American servicemen who were thrown together over a period of days and weeks critical to the outcome of the war. The plot is tightly focused although the time frame shifts between the World War II era and the return to Europe of aging veterans for reunions in the1990s. Unlike many novels of World War II, Angels of Bastogne incorporates the experiences and perspectives of women as true participants rather than victims or bystanders."
Professor of Anthropology and Africana and Latin American Studies
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY