For fanatics of All the sunshine we won't See, Beneath a Scarlet Sky, and The Nightingale comes an emotionally gripping, fantastically written old novel approximately outstanding wish, redemption, and one man’s look for mild through the darkest occasions of global warfare II.
Germany, 1942. Franciscan friar Anton Starzmann is stripped of his position on the earth while his institution is seized via the Nazis. He relocates to a small German hamlet to wed Elisabeth Herter, a widow who seeks a marriage—in identify only—to a guy who might help increase her 3 young ones. Anton seeks whatever too—atonement for failing to guard his younger scholars from the wrath of the Nazis. yet neither he nor Elisabeth expects their lives to be shaken once more by way of the inescapable rumble of war.
As Anton struggles to conform to the jobs of husband and father, he learns of the crimson Orchestra, an underground community of resisters plotting to assassinate Hitler. regardless of Elisabeth’s reservations, Anton joins this military of shadows. but if the SS discovers his schemes, Anton will embark on a last act of defiance which may fee him his life—even if it skill announcing so long to the relatives he has come to like greater than he ever believed possible.
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