Wunderland by Jennifer Cody Epstein

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An intimate portrait of a friendship severed by history, and a sweeping saga of wartime, motherhood, and legacy by an award-winning novelist

East Village, 1989
Things had never been easy between Ava Fisher and her estranged mother Ilse. Too many questions hovered between them: Who was Ava’s father? Where had Ilse been during the war? Why had she left her only child in a German orphanage during the war’s final months? But now Ilse’s ashes have arrived from Germany, and with them, a trove of unsent letters addressed to someone else unknown to Ava: Renate Bauer, a childhood friend. As her mother’s letters unfurl a dark past, Ava spirals deep into the shocking history of a woman she never truly knew.

Berlin, 1933
As the Nazi party tightens its grip on the city, Ilse and Renate find their friendship under siege–and Ilse’s increasing involvement in the Hitler Youth movement leaves them on opposing sides of the gathering storm. Then the Nuremburg Laws force Renate to confront a long-buried past, and a catastrophic betrayal is set in motion…

An unflinching exploration of Nazi Germany and its legacy, Wunderland is a at once a powerful portrait of an unspeakable crime history and a page-turning contemplation of womanhood, wartime, and just how far we might go in order to belong.

Book Details

  • File Namewunderland-by-jennifer-cody-epstein.epub
  • Original TitleWunderland
  • Creator
  • Languageen
  • Identifieruuid:726fe319-c349-4939-b948-6eaf63839a57
  • PublisherCrown/Archetype
  • Date2019-04-23T00:00:00+00:00
  • File Size4.614 MB

Table of Content

  • 1. Cover
  • 2. Title Page
  • 3. Copyright
  • 4. Contents
  • 5. Dedication
  • 6. Epigraph
  • 7. Chapter 1: Ava
  • 8. Chapter 2: Renate
  • 9. Chapter 3: Ava
  • 10. Chapter 4: Ilse
  • 11. Chapter 5: Renate
  • 12. Chapter 6: Ava
  • 13. Chapter 7: Renate
  • 14. Chapter 8: Ava
  • 15. Chapter 9: Renate
  • 16. Chapter 10: Ilse
  • 17. Chapter 11: Ava
  • 18. Chapter 12: Renate
  • 19. Chapter 13: Ilse
  • 20. Chapter 14: Renate and Ilse
  • 21. Chapter 15: Ava
  • 22. Chapter 16: Renate
  • 23. Chapter 17: Ilse
  • 24. Chapter 18: Ava
  • 25. Chapter 19: Ava
  • 26. Acknowledgments
  • 27. About the Author

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