The Last Year of the War

The Last Year of the War Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa fourteen year old in aware of the war but distanced from its reach Then her father a legal U S resident for nearly two decades is suddenly arrested on suspicion o
  • Title: The Last Year of the War
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • ISBN: 0451492153
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Last Year of the War
    Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa fourteen year old in 1943 aware of the war but distanced from its reach Then her father, a legal U.S resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved an Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa fourteen year old in 1943 aware of the war but distanced from its reach Then her father, a legal U.S resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity.The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers Together in the desert wilderness, Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences Get A Copy Kindle Store UKOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 400 pages Expected publication March 19th 2019 by Berkley More Details ISBN 0451492153 ISBN13 9780451492159 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner Author Release date Mar 19, 2019 From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forev From the acclaimed a
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  • Susan Meissner

    Susan Meissner was born in San Diego, California, the second of three She spent her childhood in just two houses.Her first writings are a laughable collection of oddly worded poems and predictable stories she wrote when she was eight.She attended Point Loma College in San Diego, and married her husband, Bob, who is now an associate pastor and a chaplain in the Air Force Reserves, in 1980 When sh Susan Meissner was born in San Diego, California, the second of three She spent her childhood in just two houses.Her first writings are a laughable collection of oddly worded poems and predictable stories she wrote when she was eight.She attended Point Loma College in San Diego, and married her husband, Bob, who is now an associate pastor and a chaplain in the Air Force Reserves, in 1980 When she is not working on a new novel, she is directing the small groups ministries at The Church at Rancho Bernardo She also enjoy teaching workshops on writing and dream following, spending time with my family, music, reading great books, and traveling

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  • I love how this historical fiction book explored the topic of internment camps in World War 2 as it s something you don t see very often in the genre To be quite honest it s basically a let s just pretend it didn t happen type subject here in the United States I grew up in the 80s and 90s and I don t ever remember talking about it in school So I m glad this author decided this was a story worth telling.It s 1943 and fourteen year old Elise Sontag is living in Iowa with her parents and broth I lo [...]


  • 5 stellar starsI simply loved this book and the characters that Susan Meissner brings to life, by the end of the book they felt like old friends The historical research is evident but seamlessly woven into a very realistic story There are broad themes of friendship, love, identity, family loyalty, the damages of war all with an important historical backdrop.We meet Elise Sontag when she is an elderly woman and then learn about her early life as a typical teenager living in Iowa while W 5 stellar [...]


  • I was sent this book after winning it from a giveaway, to read in exchange for an honest review Wow I am at a loss for wordsthis book was probably one of the best books that I have read in a LONG time Full of meaning Full of life Full of everything that a book should be full of I could go on and on about how much I loved reading this, or about how much is actually incorporated into this novel, but I am just going to keep it short and recommend that you all find out for yourself Yo I was sent thi [...]


  • I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of Sue Meissner s upcoming release, and once again she knocks it out of the park Here s what I wrote for my blurb In her latest novel, Susan Meissner is at the top of her game With characters who leap from the page, Meissner uses a lesser known chapter in history to weave a story that is fearless, empathetic, and wise THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR is powerful and at times chillingly contemporary, and it reminds us why we read historical fiction in the f I [...]


  • For several years my husband s department secretary was a Japanese American who came of age in a WWII internment camp Her stories were the first I had encountered Later I learned that German Americans were also identified as suspect hostile aliens and sent to internment camps But before reading The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner I had not heard of the repatriation program, exchanging interned families for POWs held by Germany and Japan.The Last Year of the War is Elise s life story H For [...]


  • If you don t tear up when finishing this incredible historical journey, then it s worth re reading It s a powerful and emotional story weaved through the final year of WWII from the perspective of Elise, a first generation German descendant who must return to German in the final months of the war At 15 years old, she s torn from her best friend, who was also displaced as a first generation Japanese born citizen, after Pearl Harbor changed all their lives forever Numerous stories lines inters If [...]


  • This book deserves nothing less than a stellar review showcasing quotes and passages most deserving The prose is wise, compelling, and palatability moving For now, as the book is yet to be published, suffice it to say, I was deeply touched by Meissner s true to history story Both historical and contemporary threads kept me riveted to the pages, wholly submerged in this tender and tragically beautifully story A story long kept secret but longing for the world to hear and remember.Undoubtedly This [...]


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