The Resource The taster, V.S. Alexander

The taster, V.S. Alexander

Label
The taster
Title
The taster
Statement of responsibility
V.S. Alexander
Title variation
Her hidden life
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined--one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler's dictatorship. In early 1943, Magda Ritter's parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs strafing Berlin. Young German women are expected to do their duty--working for the Reich or marrying to produce strong, healthy children. After an interview with the civil service, Magda is assigned to the Berghof, Hitler's mountain retreat. Only after weeks of training does she learn her assignment: she will be one of several young women tasting the Führer's food, offering herself in sacrifice to keep him from being poisoned. Perched high in the Bavarian Alps, the Berghof seems worlds away from the realities of battle. Though terrified at first, Magda gradually becomes used to her dangerous occupation--though she knows better than to voice her misgivings about the war. But her love for a conspirator within the SS and her growing awareness of the Reich's atrocities draw Magda into a plot that will test her wits and loyalty in a quest for safety, freedom, and, ultimately, vengeance
Summary
It's 1943 and Hitler's Germany is a terrifying place to be. But Magda Ritter's duty is the most dangerous of all. Assigned to The Berghof, Hitler's mountain retreat, she must serve the Reich by becoming the Fuhrer's Taster, a woman who checks his food for poison. Magda can see no way out of this hellish existence until she meets Karl, an SS officer who has formed an underground resistance group within Hitler's inner circle. As their forbidden love grows, Magda and Karl see an opportunity to stop the atrocities of the madman leading their country. But in doing so, they risk their lives, their families and, above all, a love unlike either of them have ever known. Lose yourself in this sweeping, heroic love story fraught with danger.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10620515
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, V. S
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Berghof (Obersalzberg, Germany)
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Berghof (Obersalzberg, Germany)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Anti-Nazi movement
  • Nazis
  • Young women
  • Poisoning
  • Anti-Nazi movement
  • Nazis
  • Poisoning
  • Young women
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
The taster, V.S. Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
ocn986911708
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781496712271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)986911708
Label
The taster, V.S. Alexander
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
ocn986911708
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781496712271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)986911708

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