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The women in the castle : a novel

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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 intertwined--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 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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2 current holds with 26 total copies.
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Arcade Free Library FIC SHATT (Text)
Adult Fiction
52112300412251
Available
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Avon Free Library FIC SHA (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300444781
Checked out
09/27/2017
Bloomfield Public Library FIC Shattuck (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300109093
Available
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Caledonia Library Association FIC SHA L (Text)
Lease
52135300282226
Checked out
09/14/2017
Clifton Springs Library Fic Sha (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300326769
Checked out
09/28/2017
Dansville Public Library FIC SHA (Text)
Rental
52117300461190
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Eagle Free Library - Bliss FIC SHA (Text)
Adult Fiction
52137300123277
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Gainesville Public Library - Silver Springs Fic Sha (Text)
Adult Fiction
52138300220238
Available
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Geneva Public Library SHATTUCK (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300851539
Reshelving
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Lima Public Library MCN FIC SHA (Text)
McNaughton
52139000864663
Checked out
10/02/2017
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