Naturally I chose November to read this as during this month I usually read someting that has some relation to the World Wars, and these two did not disappoint. I got an unusual education about an era in our history that is already so well documented. It was a true homage to the English people, those folks who lived through the Blitz and afterward. If you want to step in to history, this is a good way to do it. I loved the books from beginning to end, and since there is over 1100 pages, there's a lot to love.
I look forward to reading more of Connie Willis' books as these two were so well researched and written, I can understand why she has won so many awards for her genre.