The Wooden King

CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD36707
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538506929
Narrator/s: Stefan Rudnicki
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Czechoslovakia, 1939. Snow is falling over the city when the Nazis invade. Before the ice on the roads has a chance to melt, everything has changed for the country-and for Viktor Trn. It isn't obvious at first. The day-to-day realities of occupation take time to sink in. After losing his job as a history professor, Trn remains optimistic, preserving what little he can of his family's dwindling freedom. In his family's small apartment, the radio brings worsening news as Europe surrenders to Germany. Friends are arrested, men are hanged in the local school. Trn must protect his young son, but he understands leaving their homeland could prove too dangerous. In the spirit of Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale and Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See, The Wooden King explores denial, desire, and family drama against the lyrically rendered backdrop of World War II, deftly navigating "the simple difference between what we do and what we ought to do" in the face of rising totalitarianism.


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The Wooden King
Product Number: BX00070641
Product Number:Z100131394
Product Number:DD36707

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Author(s): Thomas McConnell
Narrator(s): Stefan Rudnicki
Product Number Z100131394
Released: May 15, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538506967

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