'56 is a gripping tale of love and treachery amid revolution in Hungary. When Soviet tanks head to Budapest to put down the uprising, the dream of freedom is doomed. Can true love survive when defeat is inevitable? The events are illustrated with stills from newsreel footage shot on the streets of Budapest. Gabriella Horvath tells the story of her people with drama and humanity.
This is an exceptional novel, full of humor and pathos as well as great characters and a well-constructed plot--some passages were so good that I went back and read them aloud. I believe it stands up to any number of works on the literary fiction best-sellers list. Highly recommended.