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4.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 5 4.22 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tessa De Loo Narrator: Edwina Wre Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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International best seller published in 21 countries. More than 1 million copies sold. Feature film was an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film 2005. One of the Sunday Times '100 Best Books of the Year' and No. 1 in The Independent's '50 Best Books of the Summer 2005'.

Originally published in the Netherlands in 1993, De Loo's first novel to be translated into English explores the enmity that existed between Germans and the rest of Europe after World War II. This moving tale addresses notions of guilt and responsibility in a sensitive, thought-provoking manner, without exonerating or condemning.

Twins Anna and Lotte Bamberg are born in Cologne but orphaned and separated when they are five. While Lotte is taken in by Dutch relatives, Anna is raised by her grandfather in rural poverty. With the advent of war, their lives take very different turns: Lotte!s family hides an assortment of refugees, while Anna finds love with a soldier of the Reich.

Besides two unsuccessful brief meetings, they have no contact until a chance encounter in the Belgian resort town of Spa about 40 years after the war. Anna is eager to reestablish their relationship, yet Lotte is more reluctant. As she gradually comes to understand that not all is black and white, she is able to find her sister again. While some may sense (and resent) an apologist tone to the novel, readers are asked to look deeply into themselves and others before making blanket judgments. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donni | 1/12/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book! 'Another' Holocaust novel, however the author manages to portay two differing / opposing attitudes/lives in a way that is emotionally and historically interesting. Highly enjoyable read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amber | 1/4/2011

    " To be honest. I had to read it for school so it takes the fun out of it. I saw the movie and read the book and it is a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eleionomae | 9/27/2010

    " Schitterend boek wat ik gelezen heb voor mijn Nederlands examen. Leest makkelijk weg en natuurlijk een mooi onderwerp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 6/17/2010

    " an interesting look at WWII lives, collective guilt & responsibility, lives lived amid the chaos of war. "

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