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The Resource The women in the castle, Jessica Shattuck

The women in the castle, Jessica Shattuck

Label
The women in the castle
Title
The women in the castle
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Shattuck
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Three German women’s lives are abruptly changed when their husbands are executed for their part in an attempt to assassinate Hitler. They band together in a crumbling estate to raise their children and keep each other standing. Rich in character development, this book is narrated by each of the women, giving us a clear understanding of their sense of loss, inner strength and the love they have for each other. This story examines the human side of war, where the lines are blurred between hero and victim. -- Kimberly McGee for LibraryReads
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10552597
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.H357
LC item number
W66 2017
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The women in the castle, Jessica Shattuck
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Book jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5850201
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780062563675
Lccn
2016023355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn952207130
  • (OCoLC)952207130
Label
The women in the castle, Jessica Shattuck
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Book jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5850201
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780062563675
Lccn
2016023355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn952207130
  • (OCoLC)952207130

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