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The German house : a novel

Author: Annette Hess; Elisabeth Lauffer
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperVia, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019] ©2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annette Hess; Elisabeth Lauffer
ISBN: 9780062976451 0062976451
OCLC Number: 1129115877
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Originally published as Deutsches Haus in Germany in 2018 by Ullstein.
Description: 332 pages ; 23 cm.
Other Titles: Deutsches Haus.
Responsibility: Annette Hess ; translated from the German by Elisabeth Lauffer.

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"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"--

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"From the first page THE GERMAN HOUSE creates a movie in the reader's mind and it doesn't tear off until the last chapter."--Der Spiegel / Literaturspiegel, Claudia Voigt "It's a rare thing to read a Read more...

 
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