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The Resource The Plum Tree

The Plum Tree

Label
The Plum Tree
Title
The Plum Tree
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Marie Wiseman
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A deeply moving and masterfully written story of human resilience and enduring love, The Plum Tree follows a young German woman through the chaos of World War II and its aftermath."Bloom where you're planted," is the advice Christine Bölz receives from her beloved Oma. But seventeen-year-old domestic Christine knows there is a whole world waiting beyond her small German village. It's a world she's begun to glimpse through music, books—and through Isaac Bauerman, the cultured son of the wealthy Jewish family she works for. Yet the future she and Isaac dream of sharing faces greater challenges than their difference in stations. In the fall of 1938, Germany is changing rapidly under Hitler's regime. Anti-Jewish posters are everywhere, dissenting talk is silenced, and a new law forbids Christine from returning to her job—and from having any relationship with Isaac. In the months and years that follow, Christine will confront the Gestapo's wrath and the horrors of Dachau, desperate to be with the man she loves, to survive—and finally, to speak out. Set against the backdrop of the German homefront, this is an unforgettable novel of courage and resolve, of the inhumanity of war, and the heartbreak and hope left in its wake. Advance Praise For Ellen Marie Wiseman'sThe Plum Tree"The Plum Tree is a touching story of heroism and loss, a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of love to transcend the most unthinkable circumstances. Deft storytelling and rich characters make this a highly memorable read and a worthy addition to the narratives of the Holocaust and Second World War." —Pam Jenoff, author of The Ambassador's Daughter"A haunting and beautiful debut novel." —Anna Jean Mayhew, author of The Dry Grass of August"In The Plum Tree, Ellen Marie Wiseman boldly explores the complexities of the Holocaust. This novel is at times painful, but it is also a satisfying love story set against the backdrop of one of the most difficult times in human history." —T. Greenwood, author of Two Rivers"An unusual point of view on the Holocaust. [The Plum Tree] is a story of star-crossed lovers in a time of genocide. . .The details are exquisite and very thorough. Young adult readers will find it refreshing to read a different perspective toward WWII Germany. The terrors of the war will ignite compassion and disbelief." – VOYA Magazine
Summary
In 1938 Germany, seventeen-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 and the horrors of Dachau to be with the man she loves
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Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Plum Tree
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Publication
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780758278449
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Plum Tree
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2b976a6f-08e9-4822-b6bd-3d716ef1f114
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780758278449
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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