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The living and the lost  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

The living and the lost / Ellen Feldman.

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  • ISBN: 9781638082484
  • Physical Description: 415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Regular print version previously published St. Martin's Publishing Group.
Summary, etc.:
"Millie (Meike) Mosbach and her brother, David, manage to escape to the States just before Kristallnacht, leaving their parents and little sister in Berlin. Millie attends Bryn Mawr on a special scholarship for non-Aryan German girls and graduates to a magazine job in Philadelphia. David enlists in the army and is eventually posted to the top-secret Camp Ritchie in Maryland, which trains German-speaking men for intelligence work. Now they are both back in their former hometown, haunted by ghosts and hoping against hope to find their family. Millie works in the office responsible for rooting out the most dedicated Nazis from publishing; she is consumed with rage at her former country and its citizens, though she is finding it more difficult to hate in proximity. David works trying to help displaced persons build new lives, while hiding his more radical nighttime activities from his sister. Like most of their German-born American colleagues, they suffer from conflicts of rage and guilt at their own good fortune, except for Millie's boss, Major Harry Sutton, who seems much too eager to be fair to the Germans. Living and working in bombed-out Berlin, a latter day Wild West where drunken soldiers brawl, the desperate prey on the unsuspecting, spies ply their trade, "werewolves" - as unrepentant Nazis were called - scheme to rise again, black markets thrive, and forbidden fraternization is rampant, Millie must come to terms with a decision she made as a girl in a moment of crisis, and with the enigmatic, sometimes infuriating, Major Sutton - who is mysteriously understanding of her demons."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Forgiveness > Fiction.
Jews, German > Germany > Berlin > Fiction.
Young women > Fiction.
Jews > Germany > Fiction.
Large type books.
Berlin (Germany) > History > 1945-1990 > Fiction.
Genre: War fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 3 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Caruthersville Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Caruthersville Public Library.


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Caruthersville Public Library LP F FEL (Text) 38417100625237 Large Print Fiction Available -

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