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The Resource Secrets she kept, Cathy Gohlke ; Edited by Sarah Mason

Secrets she kept, Cathy Gohlke ; Edited by Sarah Mason

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Secrets she kept
Title
Secrets she kept
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Cathy Gohlke ; Edited by Sarah Mason
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Language
eng
Summary
All her life, Hannah Sterling longed for a close relationship with her estranged mother. Following Lieselotte's death, Hannah determines to unlock the secrets of her mother's mysterious past and is shocked to discover a grandfather living in Germany. Thirty years earlier, Lieselotte's father is quickly ascending the ranks of the Nazi party, and a proper marriage for his daughter could help advance his career. Lieselotte is in love?but her beloved Lukas is far from an ideal match, as he secretly works against the Reich. Yet Lieselotte never imagined how far her father would go to ensure her cooperation. Both Hannah's and Lieselotte's stories unfold as Hannah travels to Germany to meet her grandfather, who is hiding wartimes secrets of his own. Longing for connection, yet shaken by all she uncovers, Hannah must decide if she can atone for her family's tragic past and how their legacy will shape her future
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Award
Christy Award for Historical Category, 2016.
Review
In a small North Carolina mountain town in the early 1970s, Hannah Sterling struggles with questions of forgiveness after her mother's death. Taking leave from her job as a high school teacher, Hannah rummages through her emotionally distant mother's old home, only to find letters connecting her grandfather to the Nazi party. Hannah embarks on a journey through Germany to uncover the secrets of her family's past, a task her octogenarian grandfather and his close associate are only too eager to block. Told from both Hannah's viewpoint and that of her mother as a young woman, this well-researched epic depicts life under the Nazi regime with passionate attention. While the Sterling family story serves as a warning about digging into the past, it is also a touching example of the healing power of forgiveness and the rejuvenating power of faith. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed August 31, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 35, p)
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10451837
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Gohlke, Cathy
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Families
  • Family secrets
  • Berlin (Germany)
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Secrets she kept, Cathy Gohlke ; Edited by Sarah Mason
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes discussion questions
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1417143
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9781496400802
Lccn
2015011961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781496400802
  • (OCoLC)905521967
Label
Secrets she kept, Cathy Gohlke ; Edited by Sarah Mason
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1417143
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9781496400802
Lccn
2015011961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781496400802
  • (OCoLC)905521967

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