Lilac Girls: A Novel

by Martha Hall Kelly | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1101883081 Global Overview for this book
Registered by sing-song of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 1/11/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by sing-song from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, January 11, 2018
Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this debut novel reveals a story of love, redemption, and secrets that were hidden for decades.

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France.

An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences.

For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power.

The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland—as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.

Very powerful book. I am glad it was written from different perspectives as when things were hard, emotional reading, you would get a break and hear how the stories were slowly emerging.
I picked this for the wrapped book Christmas Exchange as it is history that should be told and read.

Journal Entry 2 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, January 11, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (1/14/2018 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I am bringing this to the wrapped book exchange at Christmas High Tea for someone else to be picked up and carried along in this powerful tale of WWII and it's aftermath.

Journal Entry 3 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Picked up at the Christmas wrapped book exchange!

Journal Entry 4 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 14, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (4/14/2018 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taken to the April meeting! There is a good audiobook version at the library.

To the finder:
Calgary has an active group of BookCrossers that meet to swap books and discuss book crossing every second Saturday of the month at 11am at Cravings Market on Fairmount Drive SE. We always love to meet new crossers, so please join us any time you like!

Journal Entry 5 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Picked up at get together

Journal Entry 6 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, October 14, 2019
Very well written. While it focused mainly on Ravensbrück, it did a good job with its three main characters of different views and areas of WWII - including some of the personal battles which occurred after the war. The characters drew me in, and the story drew me along.

Thanks for the interesting read.

Journal Entry 7 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, November 09, 2019

Released 2 mos ago (11/9/2019 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taken to get together

Journal Entry 8 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, November 10, 2019
Picked up at our November meeting, we had 15 BookCrossers in attendance and so many books!

Journal Entry 9 by Crossing-Guard at Langdon, Alberta Canada on Saturday, December 14, 2019
Really powerful read. I had a really hard time getting through some of it but feel that this type of book should be read so that we don't forget what happened.

Journal Entry 10 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, December 14, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (12/14/2019 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Are you in the Calgary area and interested in meeting up with other Calgary BookCrossers? Please check out our facebook group, "BookCrossing Calgary" for details on how. Meeting are held on the second Saturday of every month starting at 11am. Location is unknown, please PM me for information. New Crossers are always welcome.

Taking to our December meeting where it can go home with a new reader.

Journal Entry 11 by AnnaDevika at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, December 15, 2019
Caught at local meetup.

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