Annelies: A Novel of Anne Frank

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Penguin Books Limited, Jan 24, 2019 - Fiction - 448 pages

A breathtaking new novel that asks the question: what if Anne Frank survived the Holocaust?

It is 1945, and Anne Frank is sixteen years old. Having survived the concentration camps but lost her mother and sister, she reunites with her father, Pim, in newly liberated Amsterdam. But Anne is adrift, haunted by the ghost of her sister, Margot, and the atrocities they experienced. Her beloved diary is gone, and her dreams of becoming a writer seem distant and pointless now.

As Anne struggles to build a new life for herself, she grapples with overwhelming grief, heartbreak, and ultimately forgiveness. In this masterful story of trauma and redemption, David Gillham explores with breath-taking empathy the woman - and the writer - Anne Frank might have become.

'An original, intriguing novel' Sunday Times

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User Review  - ccheripka - www.librarything.com

Good story about what might have been if Anne Frank had survived the atrocities of World War II in Europe against the Jewish people....A mixture of fact and fiction, always fascinating. Read full review

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User Review  - JanaRose1 - www.librarything.com

What if Anne Frank had survived? This book takes that premise and explores her life before hiding, and then her reunion with her father after surviving a concentration camp. I think this book has a ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

David Gillham is the New York Times bestselling 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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