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The Resource The women in the castle, Jessica Shattuck, (electronic resource)

The women in the castle, Jessica Shattuck, (electronic resource)

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The women in the castle
Title
The women in the castle
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Shattuck
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined-an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Hazards of Good Breeding. Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany's defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband's ancestors, an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years of war. The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944, plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband's brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows. First Marianne rescues six-year-old Martin, the son of her dearest childhood friend, from a Nazi reeducation home. Together, they make their way across the smoldering wreckage of their homeland to Berlin, where Martin's mother, the beautiful and naive Benita, has fallen into the hands of occupying Red Army soldiers. Then she locates Ania, another resister's wife, and her two boys, now refugees languishing in one of the many camps that house the millions displaced by the war. As Marianne assembles this makeshift family from the ruins of her husband's resistance movement, she is certain their shared pain and circumstances will hold them together. But she quickly discovers that the black-and-white, highly principled world of her privileged past has become infinitely more complicated, filled with secrets and dark passions that threaten to tear them apart. Eventually, all three women must come to terms with the choices that have defined their lives before, during, and after the war-each with their own unique share of challenges. Written with the devastating emotional power of The Nightingale, Sarah's Key, and The Light Between Oceans, Jessica Shattuck's evocative and utterly enthralling novel offers a fresh perspective on one of the most tumultuous periods in history. Combining piercing social insight and vivid historical atmosphere, The Women in the Castle is a dramatic yet nuanced portrait of war and its repercussions that explores what it means to survive, love, and, ultimately, to forgive in the wake of unimaginable hardship
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Shattuck, Jessica
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Performed by Cassandra Campbell
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  • Campbell, Cassandra
  • hoopla digital
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  • eAudio
  • Germany
  • Castles
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Widows
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The women in the castle, Jessica Shattuck, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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MWT11805795
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 39 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780062657381
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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rdamedia
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digital.
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MWT11805795
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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11805795
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The women in the castle, Jessica Shattuck, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11805795
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 39 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062657381
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11805795
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11805795
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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