The Women in the Castle

Author(s): Jessica Shattuck
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
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Product Number: DD35726
Released: Jan 02, 2018
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ISBN: #9780062834461
Narrator/s: Cassandra Campbell
Publisher: Harper Audio
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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 intertwinedA??an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Hazards of Good Breeding. Amid the ashes of Nazi GermanyA??s defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husbandA??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 husbandA??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 MartinA??s mother, the beautiful and naive Benita, has fallen into the hands of occupying Red Army soldiers. Then she locates Ania, another resisterA??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 husbandA??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 warA??each with their own unique share of challenges. Written with the devastating emotional power of The Nightingale, SarahA??s Key, and The Light Between Oceans, Jessica ShattuckA??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.

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Author(s): Jessica Shattuck
Narrator(s): Cassandra Campbell
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Released: Mar 28, 2017
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Publisher: HarperAudio
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Author(s): Jessica Shattuck
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Released: Mar 28, 2017
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