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The Road Beyond Ruin

(2019)
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For some people in post - World War II Germany, the battle is not over.

August 1945. As Stefano, an Italian POW, heads toward home across war-ravaged Germany, he encounters a young child beside his dead mother. Unable to leave him to an unknown fate, Stefano takes the boy with him, finding refuge in a seemingly abandoned house in a secluded woodland.

But the house is far from vacant. Stefano wakes at the arrival of its owner, Erich, a former German soldier, who invites the travelers to stay until they can find safe passage home. Stefano cautiously agrees, intrigued by the disarming German, his reclusive neighbor Rosalind, and her traumatized husband, Georg. Stefano is also drawn to Monique, the girl in a photograph on Rosalind's wall, who went missing during the war.

But when he discovers letters written by Monique, a darker truth emerges. This place of refuge could be one of reckoning, and the secrets of the past might prevent the travelers from ever getting home.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Poignant, thought-provoking, and cleverly written. The characters are drawn with such sensitivity that you feel you are there with them. A brilliant book and one that I would recommend to everyone." - Lindsay Jayne Ashford

"Through the eyes of several intriguing characters, Liviero deftly weaves together a gripping tale of World War II like no other. Stunning revelations will keep you hooked until the very last page." - Ann Howard Creel

"Tense, gripping, The Road Beyond Ruin is a haunting novel about war and secrets that will keep you reading long into the night." - Colin Falconer


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Hardback Editions

December 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Road Beyond Ruin
Author(s): Gemma Liviero
ISBN: 1-5039-0476-8 / 978-1-5039-0476-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Road Beyond Ruin
Author(s): Gemma Liviero
ISBN: 1-5039-0101-7 / 978-1-5039-0101-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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January 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Road Beyond Ruin
Author(s): Gemma Liviero
ISBN: 1-978629-07-9 / 978-1-978629-07-3
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January 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Road Beyond Ruin
Author(s): Gemma Liviero
ISBN: 1-978629-08-7 / 978-1-978629-08-0
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January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Road Beyond Ruin
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Title: The Road Beyond Ruin
Author(s): Gemma Liviero
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Title: The Road Beyond Ruin
Author(s): Gemma Liviero
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Title: The Road Beyond Ruin
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January 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Road Beyond Ruin
Author(s): Gemma Liviero
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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