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The things we cannot say, Kelly Rimmer

Label
The things we cannot say
Title
The things we cannot say
Statement of responsibility
Kelly Rimmer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Kelly Rimmer has outdone herself. I thought that Before I Let You Go was one of the best novels I had ever read ... If you only have time to read one book this year The Things We Cannot Say should be that book. Keep tissues handy."--Fresh Fiction "Fans of The Nightingale and Lilac Girls will adore The Things We Cannot Say."--Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author 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 fifteen and engaged, Alina is unconcerned by reports of Nazi soldiers at the Polish border, believing her neighbors 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. 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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10766794
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rimmer, Kelly
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.R56
LC item number
T55 2019b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Family secrets
  • Grandmothers
Target audience
adult
Label
The things we cannot say, Kelly Rimmer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9781525831515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1089729390
  • (OCoLC)1089729390
Label
The things we cannot say, Kelly Rimmer
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9781525831515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1089729390
  • (OCoLC)1089729390

Library Locations

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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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