The Daughter's Tale

The Daughter's Tale

A Novel

Large Print - 2020 | Center Point Large Print edition.
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BERLIN, 1939. The dreams that Amanda Sternberg and her husband, Julius, had for their daughters are shattered when the Nazis descend on Berlin, burning down their beloved family bookshop and sending Julius to a concentration camp. Desperate to save her children, Amanda flees toward the south of France, where the widow of an old friend of her husband's has agreed to take her in. Along the way, a refugee ship headed for Cuba offers another chance at escape and there, at the dock, Amanda is forced to make an impossible choice that will haunt her for the rest of her life. Once in Haute-Vienne, her brief respite is interrupted by the arrival of Nazi forces, and Amanda finds herself in a labor camp where she must once again make a heroic sacrifice.
Publisher: Thorndike Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781643584836
Branch Call Number: Large Print FIC Corre
Characteristics: 391 pages.
Additional Contributors: Caistor, Nick


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Jan 01, 2021

I enjoyed the book, but like someone has posted, I also have read better ones about the war.

CCPL_Theresa Jan 10, 2020

Best know for his first novel The German Girl, Armando Correa has put out a new novel inspired by stories of survivors told to him upon publication of his first work. Based loosely on historical events, The Daughter’s Tale includes both the voyage of the S.S. St. Louis and also the massacre at Oradour-Sur-Glane. Readers who appreciate stories about relationships between mothers and daughters and between sisters will enjoy this read.

Jan 02, 2020

This book, although interesting, is not amongst the best World War II novels (e.g. The Romm on Rue Amélie, The Lost Girls of Paris). I feel that it leaves a lot of information unsaid, such as what happened to Lina’s mother whose story makes up half the book. This book does read quickly.

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