Annelies: A Novel of Anne Frank

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Penguin Books, Limited, Jan 24, 2019 - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 405 pages
Having survived the concentration camps but lost her mother and sister along the way, a sixteen-year-old Anne Frank reunites with her father, Pim, in newly liberated Amsterdam. But it's not as easy to fit the pieces of their life back together. Anne is adrift, haunted by the ghosts of the horrors they experienced, while Pim is fixated on returning to normalcy. Her beloved diary has been lost, and her dreams of becoming a writer seem distant and pointless now. As Anne struggles to overcome the brutality of memory and build a new life for herself, she grapples with heartbreak, grief, and ultimately the freedom of forgiveness. A story of trauma and redemption, Annelies honors Anne Frank's legacy as not only a symbol of hope and perseverance but also a complex young woman of great ambition and heart.

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Although I was touched when I read A Diary of a Young Girl and wished Anne's fate had been different, I wasn't sure that alternate history was a good fit for me. As it turned out, this book really ... Read full review

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Anne Frank has always been of interest, and Mr. Gillham creates a heartbreaking re-telling of what she and her family endured and what her life could have been had she survived. We follow Anne before ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

David Gillham is the New York Timesbestselling author of City of Women. He trained as a writer at the University of Southern California. After relocating to New York, he worked in the book industry, and now lives with his family in Western Massachusetts.

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