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Annelies

(2019)
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"Gillham is a powerful storyteller, and Annelies is marbled with spare eloquence that captures the absurdity of life after the camps. . . . A novel that reminds the world to remember Anne Frank is most welcome." - USA Today

"A haunting what-if." - Georgia Hunter, New York Times bestselling author of We Were the Lucky Ones

"Not only a poignant reminder of all that was lost during the war, but a vivid, searching exploration of what it meant to exist in the aftermath." - Jessica Shattuck, New York Times bestselling author of The Women in the Castle

From the author of City of Women, a powerful new novel that asks the question: What if Anne Frank survived the Holocaust?


Anne Frank is a cultural icon whose diary painted a vivid picture of the Holocaust and made her an image of humanity in one of history's darkest moments. But she was also a person - a precocious young girl with a rich inner life and tremendous skill as a writer. In this masterful new novel, David R. Gillham explores with breathtaking empathy the woman - and the writer - she might have become.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"In Annelies, David Gillham not only explores what might have happened if Anne Frank had survived, but also draws an intimate portrait of life as a Jewish survivor in post-war Amsterdam. By turns a coming-of-age novel and a story of survival, redemption, and family—Annelies is a meticulously researched, emotionally resonant what-if." - Jillian Cantor

"I had to slow down reading Annelies to better absorb the beauty and power of David Gillham’s words. His depth of understanding of human resilience and our capacity to survive and find the light after unimaginable darkness is a gift. A stunning evocation of the human spirit and its ability to inspire across borders, languages, and decades." - Kathleen Grissom

"In this haunting what-if, David Gillham asks us to reflect on the quandary of how one learns—in the unimaginable wake of the Holocaust—to live again, shedding a powerful, human light on the tragedy of lost potential." - Georgia Hunter

"To imagine the could-have-been life of Anne Frank, one of the real-life pillars of our understanding of the Holocaust, is a risky undertaking, but David Gilham delivers his story with sensitivity and grace. The result is not only a poignant reminder of all that was lost during the war, but a vivid, searching exploration of what it meant to exist in the aftermath." - Jessica Shattuck


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Hardback Editions

February 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Annelies: A Novel (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): David R Gillham
ISBN: 1-4328-5912-9 / 978-1-4328-5912-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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January 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Annelies: A Novel of Anne Frank
Author(s): David Gillham
ISBN: 0-241-36764-6 / 978-0-241-36764-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fig Tree
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January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Annelies Mrexp
Author(s): David R Gillham
ISBN: 0-525-56178-1 / 978-0-525-56178-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA Ex
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January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Annelies: A Novel
Author(s): David R Gillham
ISBN: 0-399-16258-5 / 978-0-399-16258-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Annelies: A Novel
Author(s): David R Gillham
ISBN: 0-7352-1531-6 / 978-0-7352-1531-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Audio Editions

January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Annelies: A Novel
Author(s): David R Gillham
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Annelies: A Novel
Author(s): David R Gillham
Publisher: Viking
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