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The German House : a novel / Annette Hess ; translated from the German by Elisabeth Lauffer.

Author/Creator:
Hess, Annette, 1967- author.
Publication:
New York, N.Y. : HarperVia, 2019.
Format/Description:
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332 pages ; 23 cm
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Standardized Title:
Deutsches Haus. English
Subjects:
Translators -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Self-realization in women -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Fiction.
Germany -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Families.
Secrecy.
Self-realization in women.
Translators.
Germany.
Form/Genre:
Historical fiction.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
History.
Historical fiction.
Language:
Translated from the German.
Summary:
"If everything your family told you was a lie, how far would you go to uncover the truth? For twenty-four-year-old Eva Bruhns, World War II is a foggy childhood memory. At the war's end, Frankfurt was a smoldering ruin, severely damaged by the Allied bombings. But that was two decades ago. Now it is 1963, and the city's streets, once cratered are smooth and paved. Shiny new stores replace scorched rubble. Eager for her wealthy suitor, Jurgen Schoormann, to propose, Eva dreams of starting a new life away from her parents and sister. But Eva's plans are turned upside down when a fiery investigator, David Miller, hires her as a translator for a war crimes trial. As she becomes more deeply involved in the Frankfurt Trials, Eva begins to question her family's silence on the war and her future. Why do her parents refuse to talk about what happened? What are they hiding? Does she really love Jurgen and will she be happy as a housewife? Though it means going against the wishes of her family and her lover, Eva, propelled by her own conscience, joins a team of fiery prosecutors determined to bring the Nazis to justice -a decision that will help change the present and the past of her nation."--Publisher description.
Notes:
Originally published in German: [Berlin, Germany] : Ullstein, 2018.
Contributor:
Lauffer, Elisabeth, translator.
Other format:
Online version: Hess, Annette, 1967- German house
ISBN:
9780062976451
0062976451
9780062910257
0062910256
OCLC:
1128047633