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All the broken places / John Boyne.


Ninety-one-year-old Gretel Fernsby has lived in the same well-to-do mansion block in London for decades. She lives a quiet, comfortable life, despite her deeply disturbing, dark past. She doesn’t talk about her escape from Nazi Germany at age 12. She doesn’t talk about the grim post-war years in France with her mother. Most of all, she doesn’t talk about her father, who was the commandant of one of the Reich’s most notorious extermination camps. Then, a new family moves into the apartment below her. In spite of herself, Gretel can’t help but begin a friendship with the little boy, Henry, though his presence brings back memories she would rather forget. One night, she witnesses a disturbing, violent argument between Henry’s beautiful mother and his arrogant father, one that threatens Gretel’s hard-won, self-contained existence. -- from Amazon.

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  • ISBN: 9780593653067
  • ISBN: 0593653068
  • Physical Description: 387 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition 2022.
  • Publisher: New York : Pamela Dorman Books/ Viking, 2022.
Subject: Auschwitz (Concentration camp) > Fiction.
Children of Nazis > Fiction.
Guilt > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Choice (Psychology) > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Redemption > Fiction.
Germany > History > 1933-1945 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Wornstaff Library.


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