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Annelies / David R. Gillham.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library GIL (Text) 33500012836391 New Checked out 10/01/2019
Fertile Public Library GIL (Text) 33500013099726 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780399162589
  • ISBN: 0399162585
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York City : Viking, [2019]

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Summary, etc.: "...What if Anne Frank survived the Holocaust? The year is 1945, and Anne Frank is sixteen years old. Having survived the concentration camps but lost her mother and sister along the way, she reunites with her father, Pim, in newly liberated Amsterdam. But it's not easy to fit the pieces of their life back together. Anne is adrift, haunted by the ghosts of the horrors they experienced, while Pim is fixated on returning to normalcy. Anne's beloved diary has been lost, and her dreams of becoming a writer seem distant and pointless now. As she struggles to overcome the brutality of memory and build a new life for herself, Anne grapples with heartbreak, grief, and ultimately the freedom of forgiveness. A story of trauma and redemption, Annelies honors Anne Frank's legacy as not only a symbol of hope and perseverance, but also a complex young woman of great ambition and heart..."--back cover.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #1
    Anne Frank died at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945, just shy of her sixteenth birthday. Her world-famous diary gives powerful voice to the unmitigated horror of the Holocaust, and the hope that flourished despite it. Gillham's (City of Women, 2012) novel treads perilous territory: it imagines Anne as a survivor returning home. Gillham conjures a convincing atmosphere for postwar Amsterdam, though Anne is virtually unrecognizable. The girl who wrote "I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart" is transformed into a roiling mass of outrage, plagued by the apparition of her dead sister, Margot, and unkind to those who love her most. Some may find this deeply troubling, possibly offensive, even as Gillham contrasts Anne's anger with the attitude of other survivors, notably her father, who cautions that vengeance only causes more pain. He vows to put aside the past, live well, and love those remaining. These conflicting viewpoints center the novel, giving it relevance in today's rage-driven culture, especially as Margot warns: "Words have power. . . . You should be careful how you use them." Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

David R. Gillham is the New York Times bestselling author of City of Women. He studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California before transitioning into fiction. After moving to New York City, Gillham spent more than a decade in the book business, and he now lives with his family in Western Massachusetts. In writing this book he has spent six years researching Anne Frank and her world, immersing himself in the available material and traveling to important landmarks of her life.

Subject: Frank, Anne, 1929-1945 > Fiction.
Frank, Anne, 1929-1945.
Holocaust survivors > Fiction.
Psychic trauma > Fiction.
Amsterdam (Netherlands) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Holocaust survivors.
Psychic trauma.
Netherlands > Amsterdam.
Genre: Alternative histories (Fiction)

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