Annelies: A Novel

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Penguin Books, Limited, 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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User Review  - ccheripka - LibraryThing

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 - LibraryThing

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 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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