An intimate portrait of a friendship severed by history, and a
sweeping saga of wartime, motherhood, and legacy by an award-winning
novelist b> b>
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&rsquo;s final months?
But now Ilse&rsquo;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&rsquo;s
letters unfurl a dark past, Ava spirals deep into the shocking history
of a woman she never truly knew.
Berlin, 1933 i>
the Nazi party tightens its grip on the city, Ilse and Renate find
their friendship under siege&mdash;and Ilse&rsquo;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
An unflinching exploration of Nazi Germany
and its legacy, Wunderland i> 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.
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