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The winter guest

Author: Pam Jenoff
Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W. : Harlequin MIRA, North Sydney, NSW : Harlequin MIRA, 2014. [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Australian paperback bookView all editions and formats
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Life is a constant struggle for the impoverished eighteen-year-old Nowak twins as they raise their three young siblings in rural Poland under the shadow of the Nazi occupation. The constant threat of arrest for even the most minor infraction has made everyone in their village a spy, and turned neighbour against neighbour. Though rugged, independent Helena and pretty, gentle Ruth couldn't be more different, they are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War stories
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Romance fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pam Jenoff
ISBN: 9781743565568 1743565569
OCLC Number: 889639531
Description: 310 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Pam Jenoff.

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Life is a constant struggle for the impoverished eighteen-year-old Nowak twins as they raise their three young siblings in rural Poland under the shadow of the Nazi occupation. The constant threat of arrest for even the most minor infraction has made everyone in their village a spy, and turned neighbour against neighbour. Though rugged, independent Helena and pretty, gentle Ruth couldn't be more different, they are staunch allies in protecting their family from the threats and hardships the war brings closer to their doorstep with each passing day. Then Helena discovers an Allied 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 and the dream of a life beyond the mountains beckons. 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.

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