The Plum Tree

The Plum Tree

Book - 2013
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In the fall of 1938, as Germany rapidly changes under Hitler's regime, 17-year-old Christine Bolz, a domestic forbidden to return to the wealthy Jewish family she works for - and to her employer's son Isaac, confronts the Gestapo's wrath and the horrors of Dachau to survive and to be with the man she loves.
Publisher: New York : Kensington ; Godalming : Melia [distributor], c2013
ISBN: 9780758278432
0758278438
Branch Call Number: F WISEMAN
FICTION Wiseman 2013
Characteristics: 387 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Plum tree : a novel

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peacebenow
Aug 28, 2017

Well written book that's easy to fly through. Trials of a German family and esp from the daughter's point of view as the Nazis take hold in Germany. Details the deplorable efforts of the Nazis to control everything. Best recommended to young adults? Thought some of descriptions while very detailed, could have been shortened. Have to say I enjoyed "Sarah's Key" & "All the Light You Cannot See" a bit more.

AL_MARCIA Jul 25, 2017

A captivating look at a family living in rural Germany during and after WWII. Interesting to read about the challenges faced by Germans, both Christians and Jews, during the Hitler reign.

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annphi
Aug 21, 2016

i felt every raw emotion and I found the historical references well researched. The ending was touching and fitting. I enjoy this novel from first page to last

mrsgail5756 Jun 11, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

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lucky38
May 23, 2013

I really liked this book. It's a story about the horrors of the death camps but it is also a love story between and german gentile girl and a jewish boy. The story centers around a german family caught up in the war and how they survived the hardships during and after the war. I recommend this book to all who love a bit of history mixed in with a great family story.

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maipenrai
Feb 13, 2013

**** World War II / Holocaust novel told from the point of view of a German family / town. Interesting perspective. I did not find it as well written as "Sarah's Key". This story, however, does not break your heart as Tatiana De Rosnay's book did. That fact could be a plus or a minus depending on your preference. This is engrossing and well told. See what you think of the ending. Highly recommend.

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“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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