Un fascio di vecchie lettere, ed Elise Duval capisce che è arrivato il momento che ha aspettato e temuto per tutta la vita. Perché lei non rammenta nulla della propria infanzia; i suoi ricordi iniziano quando lei aveva dieci anni e festeggiava la fine della seconda guerra mondiale. Quelle lettere, invece, sono datate 1940, sono scritte in tedesco e arrivano da Cuba, un Paese in cui lei non è mai stata e dove non conosce nessuno. Chi saranno mai Viera, la destinataria, e Amanda, la donna che implora il suo perdono? Solo una cosa è chiara: il destino sta offrendo a Elise una chiave per aprire la porta del suo passato. Con un coraggio e una determinazione che non credeva di avere, Elise raccoglie gli indizi disseminati nelle lettere e riscostruisce la storia di una famiglia perseguitata dal nazismo, di una madre costretta a compiere una scelta impossibile, di un legame che né il tempo né la distanza sono riusciti a spezzare. E, a poco a poco, scoprirà non solo la verità sulla sua famiglia, ma anche l'esistenza di persone che non l'hanno dimenticata e che non hanno mai perso la speranza di ricondurla a casa.
- ISBN: 8842932590
- Casa Editrice: Nord
- Pagine: 352
Horrible things happened during WWII as we know. Books were burned. Jews arrested. Millions were killed. Children were separated from their parents sometimes initiated by mothers and fathers in efforts to save their children. In this story, based on true events, a small village is destroyed with alm Leggi tutto
I know it's only January but I have a feeling this could end up being my favorite historical fiction read of 2019. This book gripped me pretty darn near close to the start and didn't let up until the last page. I highly recommend this one even if you feel like you have read one too many WW2 historic Leggi tutto
***NOW AVAILABLE*** I loved “The German Girl” by this author and was excited to read his new novel. From reading the blurb for this book I was hoping that there would be more and continued events and stories from people aboard the St. Louis. This is the ill fated ship that carried German Jewish famil Leggi tutto
Amanda and Julius Sternberg were soon to be first time parents to a baby girl they would name Viera in 1933. They owned a book store in Charlottenberg, Germany. Amanda was supposed to get rid of all the books that were considered offensive, unpatriotic, or not sufficiently German. The intention was
3.5 Stars* (rounded down) A Story of Heartbreak, Loss and Family. Amanda Sternberg is crushed when her husband is taken into custody by the Nazi’s. His fate is sealed. Amanda is left to care for her two children, Viera and Lina. Her husband left strict instructions for her to send them on a refugee Leggi tutto
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The story revolves around two little known, real life events that took place during the Holocaust. It is a haunting and moving story and an enduring one. I can't imagine how children who survived lived with all the hatred they saw acted out everyday and that was aimed at them. Another theme besides
𝔖𝔱𝔯𝔢𝔫𝔤𝔱𝔥. ℜ𝔢𝔰𝔦𝔩𝔦𝔢𝔫𝔠𝔢. ℌ𝔬𝔭𝔢. This was a compelling story about love, heartbreak, and sacrifice. No matter how many books I read about WWII I am always shocked by the horrors of war and The resilience of humans. Amanda was a happily married mother and the owner of her family bookshop. Then things begi Leggi tutto
A mother’s heartbreak, impossible choices, desperate circumstances, and a daughter’s secrets to survival. The Daughter’s Tale is an unforgettable heartbreaking family saga that follows The German Girl. It explores the heart-wrenching decisions of one mother’s choices made out of love and for surviva Leggi tutto
The soldiers are fleeing, ashamed of the crime they’ve committed, Elise dared to hope. She was sure they wouldn’t come back just for her. The German soldier must have thought she was a ghost. Or maybe he didn’t see her because she no longer existed. She had died several hours earlier...She had al Leggi tutto
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