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The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker
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This is a story of a plain man, a German living in the time of WWII Nazi Germany. He is a good man, a former friar, music teacher and soldier, who contracts to marry a widow whom he has never met, with three young children.
They live in a very small town, off in the middle of nowhere, and the war doesn't touch them much. Until it does.
Anton feels compelled to help the resistance by carrying messages, the family takes in refugees, and Anton starts up a children's band to divert interest from the idea of a Hitler's Youth Group.
Of course these actions draw the attention of the wrong people.
How Anton, his new family and the villagers deal with all this is told in a way that makes these characters seem real. The love that develops between Anton and Elizabeth is warm and natural. They carry on, despite the knowledge that Anton is already in the crosshairs of the Nazis, and it is only a matter of time before he is taken from him forever.

Hawker's writing style is well suited to historical fiction. She captured the period and the people very nicely.
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Quotes Ann-Marie Liked

“He remembers a building in Munich, the great green letters painted on its flat, windowless wall, the words of the White Rose: “We will not be silent. We are your guilty conscience. The White Rose will never leave you in peace.”
Olivia Hawker, The Ragged Edge of Night

“Wir schweigen nicht, wir sind euer böses Gewissen.”
Olivia Hawker, The Ragged Edge of Night

“If you leave the homeless to wander without shelter, will you be able to meet your own eyes in the mirror without shame? If you do what’s easy, instead of what’s right, will you ever hold your head up again when your spouse speaks your name? If you turn your backs while children starve in your fields, can you ever again touch your own child’s face without agony?”
Olivia Hawker, The Ragged Edge of Night


Reading Progress

September 2, 2018 – Started Reading
September 2, 2018 – Shelved
September 2, 2018 –
4.0%
September 3, 2018 –
6.0%
September 4, 2018 –
11.0%
September 6, 2018 –
17.0%
September 23, 2018 –
24.0%
September 24, 2018 –
27.0%
September 27, 2018 –
30.0%
October 23, 2018 –
41.0%
December 7, 2018 –
53.0%
December 23, 2018 –
62.0%
December 27, 2018 –
71.0%
January 6, 2019 –
75.0%
January 11, 2019 – Finished Reading

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