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The Resource The German House

The German House

Label
The German House
Title
The German House
Statement of responsibility
Annette Hess ; translated from the German by Elisabeth Lauffer
Creator
Contributor
J4e3JF4yM-A
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set against the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials of 1963, Annette Hess’s international bestseller is a harrowing yet ultimately uplifting coming-of-age story about a young female translator—caught between societal and familial expectations and her unique ability to speak truth to power—as she fights to expose the dark truths of her nation’s past.For twenty-four-year-old Eva Bruhns, World War II is a foggy childhood memory. At the war’s end, Frankfurt was a smoldering ruin, severely damaged by the Allied bombings. But that was two decades ago. Now it is 1963, and the city’s streets, once cratered are smooth and paved. Shiny new stores replace scorched rubble. Eager for her wealthy suitor, Jürgen Schoormann, to propose, Eva dreams of starting a new life away from her parents and sister. But Eva’s plans are turned upside down when a fiery investigator, David Miller, hires her as a translator for a war crimes trial.As she becomes more deeply involved in the Frankfurt Trials, Eva begins to question her family’s silence on the war and her future. Why do her parents refuse to talk about what happened? What are they hiding? Does she really love Jürgen and will she be happy as a housewife? Though it means going against the wishes of her family and her lover, Eva, propelled by her own conscience , joins a team of fiery prosecutors determined to bring the Nazis to justice—a decision that will help change the present and the past of her nation
Member of
Summary
Caught between societal and family expectations and her unique ability to speak truth to power, a young translator fights to expose the dark truths of her nation’s past
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10828375
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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Hess, Annette
Dewey number
833.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Lauffer, Elisabeth
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True
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Literary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The German House
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_700707
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062910318
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The German House
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_700707
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062910318
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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