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The women in the castle

Author: Jessica Shattuck
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany's defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband's ancestors, an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years of war. The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944, plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband's brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shattuck, Jessica.
Women in the castle.
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017
(DLC) 2016029873
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Shattuck
ISBN: 9780062563668 0062563661 9780062563675 006256367X 006264419X 9780062644190 9780062677587 0062677586 9780062693037 0062693034
OCLC Number: 952207130
Description: 356 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Jessica Shattuck.

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Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany's defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband's ancestors, an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years of war. The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944, plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband's brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows. First Marianne rescues six-year-old Martin, the son of her dearest childhood friend, from a Nazi reeducation home. Together, they make their way across the smoldering wreckage of their homeland to Berlin, where Martin's mother, the beautiful and naive Benita, has fallen into the hands of occupying Red Army soldiers. Then she locates Ania, another resister's wife, and her two boys, now refugees languishing in one of the many camps that house the millions displaced by the war. As Marianne assembles this makeshift family from the ruins of her husband's resistance movement, she is certain their shared pain and circumstances will hold them together. But she quickly discovers that the black-and-white, highly principled world of her privileged past has become infinitely more complicated, filled with secrets and dark passions that threaten to tear them apart. Eventually, all three women must come to terms with the choices that have defined their lives before, during, and after the war -- each with their own unique share of challenges.
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"Well-researched . . . Shattuck manages to be both morally tough-minded and remarkably empathetic."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A must-read!"--New York Post "For your friend who loves a good war Read more...

 
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