All Quiet on the Midwestern Plains, Dorothea Shefer-Vanson

It is 1985 and Israeli paleontologist is spending a year at a university in Nebraska. He encounters hostility from the head of the department and anti-Semitism in the local paper. Events seem to conspire to prevent him achieving his aim of attaining academic success, until he is able to unmask the plot to wreak havoc throughout America.

All Quiet on the Midwestern Plains is a stunning piece of literature that enthralled, entertained and enchanted me from the very first page! Everything about this contemporary piece of fiction was exciting and moving; the characters, as well as the beautiful setting of settings the reader gets to experience and the incredible literature courtesy of the wonderful Dorothea Shefer-Vanson, made me fall madly in love with this book. All Quiet on the Midwestern Plains is a piece of fiction that will captivate readers from all genres thanks to the many themes that are interwoven between the pages and the book can only be described as a read that should not be missed! If you are looking to read a book that will grasp your attention from the first page and hold it throughout then already I would implore you lovely readers to read this book because it is utterly brilliant!

All Quiet on the Midwestern Plains is a moving story that will take its readers back to 1985 and will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the novel, an Israeli paleontologist who has traveled to America with his family to spend a year at an elite university in Nebraska. However, when he arrives, he soon realizes that his trip won’t be what he expected, because when he is there pursuing his American dream, he faces hostility and anti-Semitism by the local community. The reader will follow him and his family as he comes to grip with the hostility and anti-Semitism as he tries to find his way and this book lovers is the premise of the wonderful All Quiet on the Midwestern Plains!

The story of All Quiet on the Midwestern Plains is an incredibly dynamic, unique piece of work that took my breath away on more than one occasion, the pacing of this story was wonderfully written and plotted so that I did not get bored at any given time. Never once did I find myself referring to the page number and that is a sure sign that this incredible book is a compelling piece of work that draws the reader in and captivates them to read it quickly and to reach the end of the book very fast!

The excellent author of this novel, Dorothea Shefer-Vanson effortlessly takes the reader on a moving journey; Dorothea’s words managed to keep me intrigued as well as entertained as I raced through this book. It is the kind of book that is impossible to put down, and when I had to I longed for it! I wanted to be reunited with the story I had grown to love and the characters I had become invested in.

Dorothea is a talented and a well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes. Dorothea’s characters are superb, and I think every reader will be able to find an attribute they like in them.  They are believable, and their narratives jump right off the page and into the reader’s minds. This is another thing… Dorothea has managed to create a vivid picture in my mind of this setting she has established. Dorothea’s sometimes long, descriptive sentences, captured my imagination and made me turn the pages with haste!

To summarize my thoughts on the charismatic novel that is All Quiet on the Midwestern Plains; I would say if you are a reader who is tired of reading the same old books that are lackluster and forgettable then take a chance with this one because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! All Quiet on the Midwestern Plains gets five stars from me book lovers so be sure to have a read of the preview below, you won’t regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on All Quiet on the Midwestern Plains. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

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Chana Arnon
Chana Arnon

This is not the first book I’ve read by the author, Dorothea Shefer. Disclosure: she is also a good friend and has been for years. Her new book, All Quiet on the Midwestern Plains, a pun on another famous book title, was a wonderful journey for me. Obviously based on personal experience, when she spent a year at a reputable university in the “Midwestern Plains” somewhere with her physicist husband, she succeeded in mixing the personal with well-researched social and sociological realities that are far from complimentary to the margins of the US of A or the politics of academia.… Read more »