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AUTHOR: Jessica Shattuck
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Moving . . . a plot that surprises and devastates.— New York Times Book Review. Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold. Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined—an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel. Written with the devastating emotional power of The Nightingale, Sarah’s Key, and The Light Between Oceans, Jessica Shattuck’s evocative and utterly enthralling novel offers a fresh perspective on one of the most tumultuous periods in history. Combining piercing social insight and vivid historical atmosphere, The Women in the Castle is a dramatic yet nuanced portrait of war and its repercussions that explores what it means to survive, love, and, ultimately, to forgive in the wake of unimaginable hardship.

Characters: 108. Amazon rating: 4 1/2 stars. Genre: Historical Fiction.


 

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STORY LINKS:
CH1   ListenThe Rotten Bones are Trembling.
    ListenHorst-Wessel Song on YouTube.
    Germany Awake on History Learning website.
    The Bismarck Battleship on Wikipedia.
3   Anschluss on Wikipedia.
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