Skeletons at the Feast

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Three Rivers Press, 2009 - Fiction - 379 pages
43 Reviews
A masterful love story set against a backdrop of epic history and unforgettable courage

In the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives.

At the center is eighteen-year-old Anna, the daughter of Prussian aristocrats, and her first love, a twenty-year-old Scottish prisoner of war named Callum. With his boyish good looks and his dedication to her family, he has captured Anna's heart. But he is the enemy, and their love must remain a closely guarded secret. Only Manfred, a twenty-six-year-old Wehrmacht corporal, knows the truth. And Manfred, who is not what he seems to be, is reluctantly taken with Anna, just as she finds herself drawn uncomfortably to him.

As these unlikely allies work their way west, their flight will test both Anna's and Callum's love, as well as their friendship with Manfred-and will forever bind the young trio together.


Includes special bonus material: Chris Bohjalian responds to questions from book groups and readers
 

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User Review  - Indygirl - LibraryThing

1945 World War II about the many refugees who trecked to reach British and American lines. It was well written and very good, but horrific because that was true for so many of the jews, and many others who were caught up in the war. Listened on audio Mark Bramhall Read full review

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A bleak and often shocking depiction of Germany at the end of WWII, seen through the eyes of a German family fleeing the advancing Red Army, a Jew who has escaped transportation, a British POW and a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
37
Section 3
51
Section 4
61
Section 5
69
Section 6
87
Section 7
101
Section 8
105
Section 14
207
Section 15
215
Section 16
241
Section 17
271
Section 18
283
Section 19
307
Section 20
317
Section 21
349

Section 9
113
Section 10
147
Section 11
159
Section 12
173
Section 13
193
Section 22
357
Section 23
361
Section 24
381
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About the author (2009)

CHRIS BOHJALIAN is the critically acclaimed author of eleven novels, including Midwives (an Oprah's Book Club Selection and a Publishers Weekly Best Book), Before You Know Kindness, and the 2007 blockbuster The Double Bind.

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