Summer Of Fire

September 21, 2009|
Summer Of Fire by Karen Bass
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Sixteen-year-old Delora has been shipped off to Hamburg, Germany to live with her controlling sister. Her ‘behaviour’ at home has caused considerable concern so she is under house arrest till she proves she can behave otherwise.

Through her sister, she meets an English professor who asks her advice on a book she is working on. Del then encounters 16-year-old Garda, whose journals make up the professor’s story. Del is transported back to Nazi Germany in the Fall of 1941, is riveted by Garda’s story and draws parallels not only between the places they reside but in the oppression they both feel.

Garda’s rape by a member of the Hilter youth, the subsquent pregancy and enstrangement from her family resonate with the reader and with Del. We are presented with the horrors of the Nazi regime through the eyes of an innocent girl. It is a strong dose of life for Del and mirrors so many of her conflicts. As Garda breaks free of her oppression, Del finds strength and acceptance of her world and those who love her.

Karen Bass has been interested in World War II since childhood. She began writing shortly after she was hired to manage a local library, and her stories and articles have been published in local newspapers, magazine and anthologies, and nationally in Writers Circle Nine and the Canadian Writer's Journal. Her first novel, Run Like Jäger...
Title:Summer Of Fire
Product dimensions:295 pages, 7.07 X 5.24 X 0.35 in
Shipping dimensions:295 pages, 7.07 X 5.24 X 0.35 in
Published:September 21, 2009
Publisher:Coteau Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781550504156

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