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All the broken places
(Book)

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Published:
[New York] : Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, 2022.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First United States edition.
Physical Desc:
387 pages ; 24 cm
Status:
5 copies, 5 people are on the wait list.
Description
“You can’t prepare yourself for the magnitude and emotional impact of this powerful novel.” —John Irving, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The World According to Garp

“Exceptional, layered and compelling…This book moves like a freight train.” —Amy Bloom, New York Times bestselling author of In Love

From the New York Times bestselling author John Boyne, a devastating, beautiful story about a woman who must confront the sins of her own terrible past, and a present in which it is never too late for bravery


Ninety-one-year-old Gretel Fernsby has lived in the same well-to-do mansion block in London for decades. She lives a quiet, comfortable life, despite her deeply disturbing, dark past. She doesn’t talk about her escape from Nazi Germany at age 12. She doesn’t talk about the grim post-war years in France with her mother. Most of all, she doesn’t talk about her father, who was the commandant of one of the Reich’s most notorious extermination camps. 

Then, a new family moves into the apartment below her. In spite of herself, Gretel can’t help but begin a friendship with the little boy, Henry, though his presence brings back memories she would rather forget. One night, she witnesses a disturbing, violent argument between Henry’s beautiful mother and his arrogant father, one that threatens Gretel’s hard-won, self-contained existence.

All The Broken Places moves back and forth in time between Gretel’s girlhood in Germany to present-day London as a woman whose life has been haunted by the past.  Now, Gretel faces a similar crossroads to one she encountered long ago. Back then, she denied her own complicity, but now, faced with a chance to interrogate her guilt, grief and remorse, she can choose  to save a young boy. If she does, she will be forced to reveal the secrets she has spent a lifetime protecting. This time, she can make a different choice than before—whatever the cost to herself….
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Ashland Adult Fiction
BOYNE
Due Feb 11, 2023
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Boulder Junction Adult Fiction
FIC BOY
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Land O Lakes Adult Fiction
FIC BOY
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Superior Adult Fiction
NEW FICTION Boyne, John
Due Feb 7, 2023
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FIC BOY
Due Feb 15, 2023
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780593653067, 0593653068

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Description
An elderly London resident befriends the little boy who moves in downstairs, but his parents' fighting brings her back to her harrowing escape from Nazi Germany at age twelve and grim post-war years in France with her mother.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Boyne, J. (2022). All the broken places. First United States edition. [New York], Pamela Dorman Books/Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Boyne, John, 1971-. 2022. All the Broken Places. [New York], Pamela Dorman Books/Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Boyne, John, 1971-, All the Broken Places. [New York], Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Boyne, John. All the Broken Places. First United States edition. [New York], Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, 2022.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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