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Publisher Description

1946, post-World War II Hamburg. While thousands wander the rubble, lost and homeless, Colonel Lewis Morgan, charged with overseeing the rebuilding of this devastated city and the denazification of its defeated people, is stationed in a grand house on the River Elbe. He is awaiting the arrival of his wife, Rachael—still grieving for their eldest son—and their only surviving son, Edmund. But rather than force the owners of the house, a German widower and his rebellious daughter, out onto the streets, Lewis insists that the two families live together. In this charged atmosphere, both parents and children will be forced to confront their true selves as enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal, to their deepest desires, their fiercest loyalties, and the transforming power of forgiveness.

This courageous new novel from award-winning author Rhidian Brook tells an emotionally riveting story of two families, one house, and love grown from hate.

This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.  

Fiction & Literature
September 17
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Mandapere0922 ,

Beautifully written

I finished this book want a way to end 2019. I believe this the second book that I have read about after the war. I loved it the writing and the storied of these characters lives. How the war effected everyone after. Even the ones that had nothing to do with Nazis. Lewis is a young British soldier who has moved his wife and young son in a home. Where they will share with Germans. Rachel still at a loss due to the passing of their older son. Due to the war. Very beautiful book highly recommend this book.

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