The Resource Lilac Girls

Lilac Girls

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Lilac Girls
Title
Lilac Girls
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Summary
Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades. New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences. For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland—as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten. In Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly has crafted a remarkable novel of unsung women and their quest for love, freedom, and second chances. It is a story that will keep readers bonded with the characters, searching for the truth, until the final pages.Narrator List:CAROLINE, read by Cassandra Campbell KASIA, read by Kathleen Gati HERTA, read by Kathrin KanaWith the Author's Note read by the author.Advance praise for Lilac Girls "Inspired by actual events and real people, Martha Hall Kelly has woven together the stories of three women during World War II that reveal the bravery, cowardice, and cruelty of those days. This is a part of history—women's history—that should never be forgotten."—Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author of China Dolls "This is the kind of book I wish I had the courage to write—a profound, unsettling, and thoroughly captivating look at sisterhood through the dark lens of the Holocaust. Lilac Girls is the best book I've read all year. It will haunt you."—Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet "Rich with historical detail and riveting to the end, Lilac Girls weaves the lives of three astonishing women into a story of extraordinary moral power set against the harrowing backdrop of Europe in thrall to Nazi Germany. Martha Hall Kelly moves effortlessly across physical and ethical battlegrounds, across the trajectory of a doomed wartime romance, across the territory of the soul. I can't remember the last time I read a novel that moved me so deeply."—Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author of A Hundred Summers and The Secret Life of Violet GrantFrom the Compact Disc edition
Accompanying matter
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  • Kelly, Martha Hall
  • Campbell, Cassandra
  • Gati, Kathleen
  • Kana, Kathrin
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
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Lilac Girls
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9781101889619
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Label
Lilac Girls
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e7a40fbd-4bab-4e4b-af4a-760e76575eeb
Dimensions
not applicable
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electronic
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not applicable
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Isbn
9781101889619
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not applicable
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other
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True
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unknown
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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