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The Last Year of the War

  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 2585397 Bytes

From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II.  In 1943, Elise Sontag is a typical American teenager from Iowa—aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity.   The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Jap...