The Resource The Things We Cannot Say : A Novel

The Things We Cannot Say : A Novel

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The Things We Cannot Say : A Novel
Title
The Things We Cannot Say
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Kelly Rimmer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It's a decision that will alter her destiny ... and it's a lie that will remain buried until the next century. Since she was nine-years-old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz. Now 15 and engaged, Alina is unconcerned by reports of Nazi soldiers at the Polish border, believing her neighbours that they pose no real threat, and dreams instead of the day Tomasz returns from college in Warsaw so they can be married. But little by little, injustice by brutal injustice, the Nazi occupation takes hold, and Alina's tiny rural village, its families, are divided by fear and hate. Then, as the fabric of their lives is slowly picked apart, Tomasz disappears. Where Alina used to measure time between visits from her beloved, now she measures the spaces between hope and despair, waiting for word from Tomasz and avoiding the attentions of the soldiers who patrol her parents' farm. But for now, even deafening silence is preferable to grief. Slipping between Nazi-occupied Poland and the frenetic pace of modern life, Kelly Rimmer creates an emotional and finely wrought narrative that weaves together two women's stories into a tapestry of perseverance, loyalty, love and honour. The Things We Cannot Say is an unshakable reminder of the devastation when truth is silenced ... and how it can take a lifetime to find our voice before we learn to trust it
Summary
Told in alternating voices from the present day and Nazi-occupied Poland, a follow-up to Before I Let You Go follows a woman's urgent search for answers to a family mystery involving her grandparents' wartime experiences
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10766794
Cataloging source
BT
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Rimmer, Kelly
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Things We Cannot Say : A Novel
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Contents
Fiction
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
[704] pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432864989
Physical substance
Hardback.
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The Things We Cannot Say : A Novel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Contents
Fiction
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
[704] pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432864989
Physical substance
Hardback.
Specific material designation
large print

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