The Winter Guest

The Winter Guest

Book - 2014
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When Helena discovers an American paratrooper stranded outside their small mountain village, wounded, but alive, she risks the safety of herself and her family, to hide Sam--a Jew. Soon her concern for the American grows into something much deeper--an attraction that will culminate in a singular act of betrayal that endangers them all--and sets in motion a chain of events that will reverberate across continents and decades.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario : Mira Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9780778315964
Characteristics: 341 pages ;,21 cm


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Aug 05, 2015

I enjoy this author and look forward to new publications. She researches history and intertwines a good story, one of those hard to put down books.

May 08, 2015

The overblown love story couldn't get me past the first 50 pages. Also plenty of implausible plot points. Avoid.

Dec 30, 2014

In Jenoff's fourth novel, she explores World War II through the eyes of 18-year-old Polish twins, Helena and Ruth. They live in a rural village outside Warsaw trying to take care of 3 much younger siblings after their father's death and their mother entrance into a hospital. The discovery of a downed American pilot trying to contact the Polish resistance leads to fateful and fatal decisions for the family. The reader can literally feel the lack of heat and food as the Germans draw ever closer...

dossiere Sep 29, 2014

great story, a real page turner.Lobed this novel.


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Dec 30, 2014

"In a country where Jews and Poles lived side by side families mingled, secrets were kept. Many Poles have some Jewish blood."

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