The Flight Portfolio, Julie Orringer
Immersive. If I had to describe The Flight Portfolio in one word, it would be “immersive.”
The Flight Portfolio is my first exposure to the work that Varian Fry did to save artists and writers during World War II, but I found myself completely captivated by this fictionalized account of his time in France.
The writing was absolutely stunning. I felt like I was in 1940s France every time I picked up the book. Orringer painted such vivid pictures with her prose, yet the writing was clean and easy to follow—not overly verbose as is often the case with rich prose.
My hand did cramp a few times while reading. New rule: books over 400 pages are going on my Kindle.