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The Women in the Castle - Jessica Shattuck
The Women in the Castle
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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... show more
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 BreedingAmid the ashes of Nazi Germany’s de
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780062563668 (0062563661)
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
4.0
A terrific book told from the point of view of three German women and set throughout the Second World War through to 1991. Beautifully written, with fabulous imagery and a great sense of intimacy. I wasn't quite sure the world needed another book on this subject, especially not after reading Hans Fa...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 A story about the Holocaust from the point of view of the Germans!
The Women in the Castle, Jessica Shattuck, author; Cassandra Campbell, narrator It is 1938. The place is Burg Lingenfels, in Germany. A traditional yearly party is being planned by Marianne von Lingenfels for her aunt, the countess, who is confined to a wheel chair and no longer able to supervise th...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
4.5 The Women in the Castle
She was aggressive, a doer, a responsible person who felt committed to the task that she accepted years ago, her name was Marianne. I felt that she would have done more but the year was 1938 and as the party was in full swing, the husbands plotting secretly against the government behind closed doors...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it
Oh what a touching story. I felt so much for these women. This was such a touching story. One woman had an idea of what her of what her husband was doing but she she kept it in the back of her mind. She said "no way, this was not happening in my world". Another wife was so innocent and young, that s...
Silver's Reviews
Silver's Reviews rated it
4.0 The Women in the Castle
Before,​ during​,​ and after the war Marianne was there to support everyone even though she had lost everything except her ​castle and her children. Marianne previously lived in a castle with her husband, Albrecht and her children before the Germans took it over. Her ​husband was a member of the r...
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