The Resource Lilac girls : a novel, Martha Hall Kelly

Lilac girls : a novel, Martha Hall Kelly

Label
Lilac girls : a novel
Title
Lilac girls
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Martha Hall Kelly
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Caroline Ferriday, a socialite in New York, has her hands full with her post at the French consulate, but on the eve of a fateful war, her world is changed forever when Hitler's army invades Poland in September, 1939; and then sets its sights on France. Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, an ocean away from Caroline, 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 neighbours, one false move can have dire consequences. For Herta Oberheuser, the ambitious young German doctor, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, Herta 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. -- Container
Summary
"On a September day in Manhattan in 1939, twenty-something Caroline Ferriday is consumed by her efforts to secure the perfect boutonniere for an important French diplomat and resisting the romantic advances of a married actor. Meanwhile across the Atlantic, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish Catholic teenager, is nervously anticipating the changes that are sure to come since Germany has declared war on Poland. As tensions rise abroad - and in her personal life - Caroline's interest in aiding the war effort in France grows and she eventually comes to hear about the dire situation at the Ravensbruck all-female concentration camp. At the same time, Kasia's carefree youth is quickly slipping away, only to be replaced by a fervor for the Polish resistance movement. Through Ravensbruck - and the horrific atrocities taking place there told in part by an infamous German surgeon, Herta Oberheuser - the two women's lives will converge in unprecedented ways and a novel of redemption and hope emerges that is breathtaking in scope and depth"--
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10457265
Cataloging source
YDX
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Kelly, Martha Hall
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ravensbrück (Concentration camp)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Nazis
  • Poland
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Lilac girls : a novel, Martha Hall Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes Random House Reader's Circle reader's guide (pages 489-502)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059821667
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Ballantine Books trade paperback ed.
Extent
502 pages
Isbn
9781101883082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration, maps, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)957021583
Label
Lilac girls : a novel, Martha Hall Kelly
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes Random House Reader's Circle reader's guide (pages 489-502)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059821667
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Ballantine Books trade paperback ed.
Extent
502 pages
Isbn
9781101883082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration, maps, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)957021583

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