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Wunderland

(2019)
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An intimate portrait of a friendship severed by history and a sweeping saga of wartime, motherhood, and legacy by an award-winning novelist.

East Village, 1989

Things had never been easy between Ava Fisher and her estranged mother, Ilse. Too many questions 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 someone 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 sides of the gathering storm. Then the Nuremburg Laws force Renate to confront a long-buried past, and a catastrophic betrayal is set in motion....

An unflinching exploration of Nazi Germany and its legacy, Wunderland is a at once a powerful portrait of an unspeakable crime history and a pause-resisting contemplation of womanhood, wartime, and just how far we might go in order to belong.

Praise for Wunderland:

"The title of this searing account of life in Nazi Germany alludes to Alice's Adventures - and the surreal feeling of watching what you thought was true exposed as false.... Inspired by the memoir of a Hitler Youth member, it's a heartbreaking page-turner." [People (Book of the Week)]

"Engrossing... Epstein reveals the devastating choices these women make." (Real Simple)

"Wunderland is both an engrossing family drama and a foray into a dark period of history...a wholly original angle to the WWII novel. You'll read it in one shivered sitting." (Refinery29)

Genre: Historical

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May 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Wunderland
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
ISBN: 1-4328-6533-1 / 978-1-4328-6533-7 (USA edition)
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Title: Wunderland: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
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February 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: Wunderland
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
ISBN: 0-525-57691-6 / 978-0-525-57691-4 (USA edition)
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Title: Wunderland: A Novel
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