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Those Who Save Us
Those Who Save Us | Jenna Blum
For fifty years, Anna Schlemmer has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II. Her daughter, Trudy, was only three when she and her mother were liberated by an American soldier and went to live with him in Minnesota. Trudy's sole evidence of the past is an old photograph: a family portrait showing Anna, Trudy, and a Nazi officer, the Obersturmfuhrer of Buchenwald. Driven by the guilt of her heritage, Trudy, now a professor of German history, begins investigating the past and finally unearths the dramatic and heartbreaking truth of her mother's life. Combining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of life during the war, and a poignant mother/daughter drama, Those Who Save Us is a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame.
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Cinfhen
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#MayMovieMagic This may be an #unpopularopinion but according to my GoodReads I gave this book only 2 stars. I recall it‘s about the lengths a mother is willing to go to in order to save herself and her daughter set during WWII. #SaveMe

Tex2Flo I gave it the same ranking. Just didn't appeal to me.
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Cinfhen Thanks for backing me up @Tex2Flo ❤️it was a few years ago when I read this but I remember cringy dialogue and writing 😬 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#saved
#SpringIntoReading

I‘ve heard this one is really good!!

Eggs I think it‘s free on Amazon prime 4w
Eggs I just checked, it is 4w
Cathythoughts What a great cover 👍🏻♥️ 4w
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Mdargusch That cover! 💗💗💗 4w
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Midlife_nerd_girl
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This story is so heartbreaking and yet I couldn‘t put it down. Told from two perspectives 50 years apart; through a mother‘s eyes and through her daughter‘s eyes. It‘s a tale of secrets and shame, and ultimately, grace. I loved it so much. #WWII #mother-daughter

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Stacypatrice
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I Love Weekends 💛

#currentlyreading

Reviewsbylola Loved this book! 4mo
Gissy Me too! 🙌🏼 4mo
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Maggie_Reads
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1. Houston, TX
2. Kate Hewitt
3. About 50 books
4. The chair by my bed
5. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum.

#littenintro @tessavi

tessavi I always appreciate a good WWII book, thanks! 5mo
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CAnne
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Great read about a single mother named Anna and how she was forced to become the mistress of a German SS officer during WWII. The story tells how Anna carried this shame with her the rest of her life and unintentionally passed her shame onto her child.

Reecaspieces I think she has a new one coming out. 12mo
CAnne @Reecaspieces Thanks I'll have to check it out!! 12mo
DebinHawaii Her new one is out tomorrow! 12mo
Reecaspieces @DebinHawaii thanks so much! 12mo
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wandering_and_reading
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This was so interesting. It is thought provoking in every way.

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peacegypsy
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This looks like fun! 🌸💗🌺🌼💐🌷

Reviewsbylola Those Who Save Us is fantastic. 1y
Ubookquitous Lisa See is excellent 1y
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Bunnyworm
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I'm on a historical WWII fiction kick

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Coleen
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This was a slow burn of a novel, quietly portraying another side of Nazi Germany during the war. As a single mother, what would you do in order to stay alive & protect your daughter? Sad, but thought-provoking.

TheNextBook Whenever I read books with children I put myself in the position of the parent. So very frightening! 2y
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Coleen
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Coleen
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I've had this on my TBR bookshelf for over 10 years. Have never seen a bad review for it. The time has come to pull it off the shelf & delve in!

Lola My mom gave this to me YEARS ago. I really need to read it, too. 2y
Reviewsbylola It's fantastic. 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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The Second World War may have ceased more than 71 years ago, claimed over 60 million lives, but my recent fascination with the period has reflected in my choice of fiction reads. Here are a few which I have read and loved, some on my TBR and others on my to-buy list. #amiwrong in enjoying and loving these books that depict betrayal, love, friendship, loss, survival, sacrifice, hope and sadness in the shadow of war??
#lyricalapril

MaryAnn1 Sarah's Key, one that stays with you forever. OMG 😲 2y
slategreyskies @MaryAnn1 I agree. I will never forget that book. 2y
Cinfhen Soooo many awesome books in your collage! I think reading these books are important and vital! Reading and enjoying ANY book can never be wrong!!!! Love your play on today's prompt ♥️ 2y
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RachelO Screenshot! Need to come back & stack some of these later - fantastic selection. 2y
Suzze I've read four of those and the rest I either already own or have on my want-to-read list! 2y
MyNamesParadise Screenshotted for future reference! 2y
KarenUK Read and loved many of these 💕 2y
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SonjaYoerg
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Possibly the best WWII book I have read and I have read a lot of them. Emotionally nuanced, unflinching and never sentimental.

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Karkar
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I really enjoyed this book. It gives a different side of the wartime in Germany. Trigger warning for domestic violence, violence, and rape. Hanging out with my reading buddy Zelda. #dogsoflitsy 🐶❤️❤️📚📚

MrBook 😻😻😻 2y
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Karkar
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Started this today. I noticed on Goodreads that it has been on my TBR since 2013....guess I am a little behind. 😂😂

Little_Reader This is one of my all-time favorite books! 2y
Karkar @Little_Reader I am really enjoying it so far. 2y
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HeatherJ
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Headed to the beach! Not driving, so it's time to turn to next month's book club pick.

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Little_Reader
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For this #recommendsday I chose this amazing novel about WWII. A story about doing what you have to in order to survive. This book brought with it a lot of moral conversation. It has stayed with me during the six years since I've read it.

Kshakal I also love this book! 3y
Little_Reader @Kshakal It's definitely in my top 5 favorites! 3y
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