Annelies: A Novel

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Penguin, Sep 3, 2019 - Fiction - 432 pages
"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.
 

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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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David R. Gillham is the New York Times bestselling author of City of Women. He studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California before transitioning into fiction. After moving to New York City, Gillham spent more than a decade in the book business, and he now lives with his family in Western Massachusetts. In writing this book he has spent six years researching Anne Frank and her world, immersing himself in the available material and traveling to important landmarks of her life.

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