CDs, 9 CDs, 11 hours What would happen if someone did the unthinkable and didn t deliver a letter Filled with stunning parallels to today, The Postmistress is a sweeping novel about the loss of innocence of two extraordinary women and of two countries torn apart by war.
Marione Ingram grew up in Hamburg, Germany, in the late 1930s and early 1940s She was German She was Jewish She was a survivor This is her story.As a young girl, Marione was aware that people of the Jewish faith were regarded as outsiders, the supposed root of Germany s many problems She grew
From the author of Once We Were Brothers comes a saga inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor s quest to fulfill a promise, return to Poland and find two sisters lost during World War II Lena Woodward, an elderly woman, enlists the help of both lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private
It is 1943 the height of the Second World War and Berlin has essentially become a city of women In this page turning novel, David Gillham explores what happens to ordinary people thrust into extraordinary times, and how the choices they make can be the difference between life and death It is
Berchtesgaden, Germany, is a beautiful place, set among the gentle meadow clad hills rising to the sheer heights of bare Alpine peaks It is here where an elderly woman arrives and recollects her past and her peripheral role in a chapter of world history She walks along a beaten path, which has
A routine interview between a reporter and an elderly baker brings out memories of darker times her life in Germany during that last bleak year of WWII As their lives become intertwined, all are forced to confront the uncomfortable truths of the past and seek out the courage to forgive In
Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families American, German, Russian, English, Welsh enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great
In love we find out who we want to be In war we find out who we are France, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front She doesn t believe that the Nazis will invade Francebut invade they do, in droves of marching
Motherland is inspired by stories from the author s father and his German childhood, and letters between her grandparents that were hidden in an attic wall for fifty years It is the author s attempt to reckon with the paradox of her father a product of her grandparents fiercely protective love
Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman studying law in Vienna when the Gestapo forced Edith and her mother into a ghetto, issuing them papers branded with a J Soon, Edith was taken away to a labor camp, and though she convinced Nazi officials to spare her mother, when she returned home, her
Nonna Bannister carried a secret almost to her Tennessee grave the diaries she kept as a young girl experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust while learning compassion and love for her fellow human beings Nonna s writings tell the remarkable tale of how a Russian girl, born into a family that had
Like most gentiles in Nazi occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn t really believe in.
It is 1939 Nazi Germany The country is holding its breath Death has never been busier, and will be busier still By her brother s graveside, Liesel s life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow It is The Gravedigger s Handbook, left behind there by accident,