The Women in the Castle

The Women in the Castle

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"Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold. 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..."--
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, , [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062563675
006256367X
9780062563668
0062563661
Characteristics: 356 pages ; 24 cm

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Rachelc24
Nov 07, 2017

a good read. I would recommend it.

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bibliomum
Oct 27, 2017

A moving story of 3 women in Germany during and after WWII.

jilllib Oct 10, 2017

Historical fiction based on a true story. Through different circumstances, three women live in a castle in Germany after WWII.

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Ireadalot2
Oct 01, 2017

Sometimes difficult subject matter but an excellent book. Three women and their children survive Germany in WWII and what happens after.

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Mrsdoody
Sep 16, 2017

Emotion story of survival of the women left behind in Germany in WWII.

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josiehann
Sep 13, 2017

Thought provoking tale from the perspective of 3 different women before, during, and after World War II. This might lead to musings on how evil is allowed to flourish when there are good people all around.

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pozrob
Sep 12, 2017

Highly recommended. Should be required reading for high school students to shed light on the impact of of the horror of war. While this is a work of fiction it gives a snapshot of three women's lives but actually could of been the lives of millions of everyday Germans. Germany from the fall of the Holy Roman Empire up until the start of the Great War was the envy of Europe. After a humiliating defeat in that war, the German people (most) welcomed an unknown Austrian with open arms under his mantra,"Make Germany Great Again". The rest is history. We study history to to learn the mistakes from the past as not to repeat them again. Sadly that horse is out of the gate.

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ronston63
Aug 27, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this well written read. It kept my interest throughout.

ontherideau Aug 24, 2017

This story peers into the eyes of Nazi mindset ugliness. It's a wonder Germany was able to recover.

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jeanie123
Aug 15, 2017

A very interesting story and a fairly well-written novel. I especially enjoyed the various approaches to the moral dilemmas and shifting values of a defeated people facing the extreme hardships of the time immediately following WWII in Germany and the juxstaposition of those fiercley driven to remember while others were desperate to forget. I found much of the closing chapters of the book superfluous and there was an almost grinding effort to tie up every loose end and complete the stories of even the long-forgotten minor characters. Sometimes people just fall away from life's narrative. Sometimes things are better left to the readers' imaginations.

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