Postcards From No Man's Land

Postcards From No Man's Land

Book - 2005
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Penguin Putnam
Seventeen-year-old Jacob Todd is about to discover himself. Jacob's plan is to go to Amsterdam to honor his grandfather who died during World War II. He expects to go, set flowers on his grandfather's tombstone, and explore the city. But nothing goes as planned. Jacob isn't prepared for love&150or to face questions about his sexuality. Most of all, he isn't prepared to hear what Geertrui, the woman who nursed his grandfather during the war, has to say about their relationship. Geertrui was always known as Jacob's grandfather's kind and generous nurse. But it seems that in the midst of terrible danger, Geertrui and Jacob's grandfather's time together blossomed into something more than a girl caring for a wounded soldier. And like Jacob, Geertrui was not prepared. Geertrui and Jacob live worlds apart, but their voices blend together to tell one story&150a story that transcends time and place and war. By turns moving, vulnerable, and thrilling, this extraordinary novel takes the reader on a memorable voyage of discovery.

Baker & Taylor
Alternates between two stories--contemporarily, seventeen-year-old Jacob visits Amsterdam--and historically, nineteen-year-old Geertrui relates her experience of British soldiers' attempts to liberate Holland from the Nazis.

& Taylor

A powerful novel, told in dual narratives, takes readers on an unforgettable journey through history, as seventeen-year-old backpacker Jacob Todd travels through Amsterdam to honor his grandfather, a soldier who died in a nearby town in World War II, while in 1944, a teenage girl named Geertrui meets an English soldier named Jacob Todd, who must hide with her family. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Speak, 2005.
ISBN: 9780142401453
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 22 cm.


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