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A hidden life : a memoir of August 1969

Author: Johanna Reiss
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For years, Johanna Reiss' American husband, Jim, encouraged her to return to Holland to chronicle the two years, seven months, and one day she had spent hiding from the Nazis in rural Usselo, Holland. In 1969, she finally made the trip. Accompanied by Jim and their two young children, Reiss intended to spend seven weeks researching the book that would eventually become The Upstairs Room, her Newbery Honor-winning  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reiss, Johanna.
Hidden life.
Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House Pub., ©2009
(OCoLC)682101848
Named Person: Johanna Reiss; Johanna Reiss; Johanna Reiss
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johanna Reiss
ISBN: 9781933633558 1933633557
OCLC Number: 196307522
Description: 217 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by Johanna Reiss.

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For years, Johanna Reiss' American husband, Jim, encouraged her to return to Holland to chronicle the two years, seven months, and one day she had spent hiding from the Nazis in rural Usselo, Holland. In 1969, she finally made the trip. Accompanied by Jim and their two young children, Reiss intended to spend seven weeks researching the book that would eventually become The Upstairs Room, her Newbery Honor-winning account of her time hiding in the attic of a farmhouse in which for a time a contingent of Nazi soldiers was billeted. But unknown to the millions of people who went on to read her beloved classic, behind the dark and painful story of the book was a still darker tale: Reiss' husband returned to America early and committed suicide at age thirty-seven, leaving no note.

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