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The last year of the war

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Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa fourteen-year-old in 1943--aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers. Together in the desert wilderness, Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences. But when the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, Elise will face head-on the person the war desires to make of her. In that devastating crucible she must discover if she has the will to rise above prejudice and hatred and re-claim her own destiny, or disappear into the image others have cast upon her. The Last Year of the War tells a little-known story of World War II with great resonance for our own times and challenges the very notion of who we are when who we've always been is called into question.--

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Geneva Public Library MEISSNER (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300968911
Checked out
07/31/2019
 DONATION: Given in Memory of Paul Gindling
Lima Public Library FIC MEI (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002040366
Available
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Livonia Public Library FIC MEI (Text)
Adult New
52140300561603
Checked out
07/27/2019
Macedon Public Library FIC MEI (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300717148
Available
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Mount Morris Library Fic Mei (Text)
Adult Fiction
52123300255467
Available
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Ontario Public Library FIC MEI (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300755642
Checked out
08/06/2019
Palmyra Community Library MEI (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52127300394374
Checked out
08/02/2019
Red Jacket Community Library F MEI (Text)
Adult Fiction
RJP1025221
Available
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Sodus Community Library FIC MEI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300505892
On holds shelf
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Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Meissner (Text)
Adult Fiction
52129300949389
Checked out
08/07/2019
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