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The Resource Lilac girls : a novel, Martha Hall Kelly

Lilac girls : a novel, Martha Hall Kelly

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Lilac girls : a novel
Title
Lilac girls
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Martha Hall Kelly
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Language
eng
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."--
Summary
This is story of the Ravensbruck Rabbits: seventy-four women prisoners in the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Using alternating first-person narratives, the characters relate their experiences from 1939 through 1959. Drawing upon a decade of research, Hall reconstructs what life was like in Ravensbruck. More than a war story, this is a tale of how the strength of women’s bonds can carry them through even the most difficult situations. Lilac Girls is a solid, compelling historical read. -- Andrea Larson for LibraryReads
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Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.E452
LC item number
L55 2016
Literary form
fiction
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Lilac girls : a novel, Martha Hall Kelly
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20527103
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
487 pages
Isbn
9781101883082
Lccn
2015048417
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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(OCoLC)ocn913844776
Label
Lilac girls : a novel, Martha Hall Kelly
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20527103
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
487 pages
Isbn
9781101883082
Lccn
2015048417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn913844776

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