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    Wunderland (New) Jennifer Cody Epstein » 4 Download review Wunderland A friendship destroyed by the perils of WWII A betrayal that will take your breath away This book is why I readAs a reader there are times when I fall into that dreaded pattern of reading just to read Do you know what I mean I find myself picking up the same types of stories and I feel like I'm in the movie Groun

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    Download × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Jennifer Cody Epstein Wunderland (New) There aren’t any horrific scenes of the death camps here yet it is a story that is very much a story of the holocaust a chilling depiction of Nazi Germany before WWII evoking in me anger fear sadness This was an

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    Jennifer Cody Epstein » 4 Download Wunderland (New) This historical fiction is of a family drama We see Ava as an adult in New York dealing with her memories and uestions after the death of her mother Ilse We also see Ilse from a young teenager in 1930s Germany through the war and beyond What has led to their estrangement We are given glimpses Ilse unwilling to answer Ava’s uestion

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    Wunderland (New) 35 Ilse and Renata young girls in Berlin inseparable friends they tell each other everything do everything together That is until Ilse joins the women's part of the Hitler's youth Renata's family refusing to sig

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    Jennifer Cody Epstein » 4 Download Download × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Jennifer Cody Epstein review Wunderland You all know I love an emotional read about friendship ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ I never tire of stories of friendship Wunderland is a story of enduring friendship that will stand the test of time Told in two timelines the first is in New York in 1989 Ava and her mother Ilse haven’t gotten along There’s this empty space between them filled with unanswered uestions important ones Ava wants to know

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    Wunderland (New) review Wunderland The beginning of Wunderland is clunky but persevere as it improves greatly afterwards It starts with fragmented scenes from the main characters lives beginning in 1989 switches to another character in 1933 back to the initial character in 1977 and onto yet another character in 1937 This would be fine if a discernible connection ex

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    Jennifer Cody Epstein » 4 Download Download × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Jennifer Cody Epstein Wunderland (New) Wunderland is a beautifully written story about two friends Renate and Ilse and their struggle to fit and survive during time in Germany when Nazism was growing and spreading like wildfire Both girls face impossible and horrifying situations

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    Download × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Jennifer Cody Epstein Jennifer Cody Epstein » 4 Download review Wunderland It’s been a long time since I’ve felt compelled to stay up late into the night in order to finish a book because I couldn’t bear to put the book down without finding out how it ends Things get especially comp

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    Download × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Jennifer Cody Epstein Jennifer Cody Epstein » 4 Download review Wunderland “Wunderland is a beautiful and haunting and utterly magnificent novel a wrenching tale of friendship and betrayal in Nazi Germany It’s also a page turner that kept me reading until two in the morning one night and three in the morning the

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    Wunderland (New) Sacrifices have to be madeThis recurring refrain becomes almost a motto for one of the primary characters in this multigenerational novel that faces up to some of the essential issues of daily life in mid 1930s Germany As the repar

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Wunderland Download º 104 East Village 1989 Things had never been easy between Ava Fisher and her estranged mother Ilse Too many uestions hovered between them Who was Ava's father Where had Ilse been during the war Why had she left her only child in a German orphanage during the war's final months But now Ilse's ashes have arrived from Germany and with them a trove of unsent letters addressed to s A friendship destroyed by the perils of WWII A betrayal that will take your breath away This book is why I readAs a reader there are times when I fall into that dreaded pattern of reading just to read Do you know what I mean I find myself picking up the same types of stories and I feel like I m in the movie Groundhog Day However there are also those precious gems that uicken your heart put a bounce in your step and make you fall in love with reading all over again This was one of them Classic historical fiction shifting back and forth between 1939 and 1989 executed with fine precision Most often in cases of shifting timelines I enjoy one story line over the other however this was an exception to the rule In 1939 Berlin is under attack If you aren t bred according to Nazi Gold Standard than fleeing the country or going into hiding are your best chances to survive Ilse and Renate two teenage girls and the best of friends cannot even begin to imagine what is in store for them Renate never would have imagined that her best friend was capable of a betrayal so evil it will uestion her faith in humanity It will uestion your faith in humanity Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres WWII is often written about in a number of historical fiction novels Although many authors write about the war not all of them do it with the same grace and deftness of Epstein She clearly researched the area and it paid off tremendously When I read a work of fiction I want to feel as if it is real I want to feel invested in the characters In this case I not only felt that it was real I felt as if I was experiencing the events in real time I will definitely be reading from Epstein She is extremely talented and I can t wait to see what she ll write nextMy Bottom Line This book will make you fall in love with reading All over again Thank you to the author and publishing house for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review

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Wunderland Download º 104 Omeone else unknown to Ava Renate Bauer a childhood friend As her mother's letters unfurl a dark past Ava spirals deep into the shocking history of a woman she never truly knew Berlin 1933 As the Nazi party tightens its grip on the city Ilse and Renate find their friendship under siege and Ilse's increasing involvement in the Hitler Youth movement leaves them on opposing 35 Ilse and Renata young girls in Berlin inseparable friends they tell each other everything do everything together That is until Ilse joins the women s part of the Hitler s youth Renata s family refusing to sign the papers To once again be close to her friend she forges the papers but what happens next is totally unexpected and will change things for both girls In the present day Ava with a child of her own wants to know the secrets her mother Renata is keeping from her Estranged for many years it will take a death for the secrets to be revealedNo matter how many books fiction or nonfiction I read there is always something to learn something new of a different take In this novel the author does a good job describing how the young came to embrace the Nazi ideology Brainwashing idealistic goals and fear are some of their methods How so many families friends were divided how hate became pervasiveAlso shows how the effects of trauma were passed down to the next generation How silence separates how difficult it is to absolve oneself of past behaviors difficult to live with them as wellARC from Edelweiss

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Wunderland Download º 104 Sides of the gathering storm Then the Nuremburg Laws force Renate to confront a long buried past and a catastrophic betrayal is set in motionAn unflinching exploration of Nazi Germany and its legacy Wunderland is a at once a powerful portrait of an unspeakable crime history and a page turning contemplation of womanhood wartime and just how far we might go in order to belo It s been a long time since I ve felt compelled to stay up late into the night in order to finish a book because I couldn t bear to put the book down without finding out how it ends Things get especially complicated when it is a book that had me emotionally invested in the story and in its characters for practically the entire time I was reading it Having said that I will be one of the first to admit that this book was not an easy one to read for several reasons First the subject matter having read many books about World War II and the Holocaust over the years I knew going into this one to expect a difficult read Unlike some of the other books covering this subject however the direction this one took was a bit different than what we typically see as the central focus for the storyline taking place in the 1930s was on the lead up to the war starting in 1933 when Hitler first came to power in Germany and the resulting environment under which toxic Nazi propaganda was able to fester unabated leading to the gradual shift in attitude towards the Jewish population the Nuremburg Laws the boycott of Jewish businesses the formation of groups such as the Hitler Youth movement the horrible atrocity that was Kristallnacht etc it was against this backdrop that the story of a friendship between two young girls played out In the later timeline 1949 to 1989 the focus was on the aftermath the devastating impact of the war not just for the survivors but also for those who participated whether directly or indirectly in the persecution of an entire race having to finally answer for their actions In a sense the war itself played a mostly periphery role in the story with its impact on the story s characters forming the crux of this narrative about friendship betrayal and family destroyedSecond the way the story was structured was also different from the typical dual timeline narratives we often see While this one also jumped back and forth in time it was technically multiple timelines rather than just two the narrative opens in 1989 with Ava Fisher a young single mother living with her daughter Sophie in New York receiving a box containing her mother Ilse von Fischer s ashes along with a stack of letters addressed to a woman named Renate Bauer who is discovered to be Ilse s childhood friend back in Germany From there we are taken back to 1933 and the start of the narrative taking place in the past after that the timeline jumps to 1977 and later back and forth between each of the years leading up to and during WWII as well as each of the subseuent decades going backward from the 1970s back to the 1940s only skipping full circle back to 1989 at the very end Not only that each chapter was alternately narrated from the perspectives of each of the main characters Ava Renate and Ilse For me the jumping back and forth between multiple time periods and characters made the story a bit difficult to follow which reuired time and focus on my part in order to keep track of everything In the end though the effort was worth it as this one turned out to be a gem a beautifully told but emotionally heart wrenching tragic story that I know I won t soon forget As always when I read a well written work of historical fiction I learn about not just the history behind the events but also the impact of those events on the lives of ordinary people This personal application of historical events is something that history books don t or rather aren t supposed to cover but yet is absolutely crucial in helping us understand this history its implications and importantly prevent such atrocities from happening again as much as we are able to Through the poignant heartbreaking story of a childhood friendship between two teenage girls who are eventually torn apart by war author Jennifer Cody Epstein did a wonderful job bringing this period of history back into the spotlight Of eual importance though through the lives and actions of the fictional characters in the story we are given insight into the complexities of human behavior and the impact of our actions on others The character in the story who most reflected this for me was Ilse whom I found hard to like for sure but at the same time it felt wrong to hate her to me she was one of the most tragic characters in the story given how much of her life and actions were shaped by her upbringing and the environment in which she grew up as well as the price she ended up paying in the endThis is a book I highly recommend one that I hope many will read and learn from It is also a rendering of history that given the times we live in currently needs to be understood and vigilantly prevented As with many of the books I ve read about the atrocities of WWII this one is yet another poignant reminder of the frailty of human life and the importance of not taking the freedoms we have for granted This is a story that needs to be read and experienced and hopefully one we can all learn from Received ARC from Crown Publishing via NetGalley

  • Hardcover
  • 373
  • Wunderland
  • Jennifer Cody Epstein
  • English
  • 15 May 2019
  • 9780525576907