The Winter Guest

The Winter Guest

eBook - 2018
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A stirring novel of first love in a time of war and the unbearable choices that could tear sisters apart, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's TaleLife is a constant struggle for the eighteen-year-old Nowak twins as they raise their three younger siblings in rural Poland under the shadow of the Nazi occupation. The constant threat of arrest has made everyone in their village a spy, and turned neighbor against neighbor. Though rugged, independent Helena and pretty, gentle Ruth couldn't be more different, they are staunch allies in protecting their family from the threats the war brings closer to their doorstep with each passing day. Then Helena discovers an American paratrooper stranded outside their small mountain village, wounded, but alive. Risking the safety of herself and her family, she hides Sam-a Jew-but Helena's concern for the American grows into something much deeper. Defying the perils that render a future together all but impossible, Sam and Helena make plans for the family to flee. But Helena is forced to contend with the jealousy her choices have sparked in Ruth, culminating in a singular act of betrayal that endangers them all-and setting in motion a chain of events that will reverberate across continents and decades.
Publisher: [United States] : MIRA Books, 2018.
ISBN: 9781488049774
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Aug 05, 2015

I enjoy this author and look forward to new publications. She researches history and intertwines a good story, one of those hard to put down books.

May 08, 2015

The overblown love story couldn't get me past the first 50 pages. Also plenty of implausible plot points. Avoid.

Dec 30, 2014

In Jenoff's fourth novel, she explores World War II through the eyes of 18-year-old Polish twins, Helena and Ruth. They live in a rural village outside Warsaw trying to take care of 3 much younger siblings after their father's death and their mother entrance into a hospital. The discovery of a downed American pilot trying to contact the Polish resistance leads to fateful and fatal decisions for the family. The reader can literally feel the lack of heat and food as the Germans draw ever closer...

dossiere Sep 29, 2014

great story, a real page turner.Lobed this novel.


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Dec 30, 2014

"In a country where Jews and Poles lived side by side families mingled, secrets were kept. Many Poles have some Jewish blood."


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