A NovelBook - 2017
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As the war comes to Poland, teenager Kasia joins the underground to fight for her country until she is taken to Ravensbrück concentration camp, where German doctor Herta finds work. New York socialite Caroline raises money for French families during the war and later turns her fundraising efforts... Read More »
Based on the true story of one of the many heroines of World War II, "Lilac Girls" is a powerful and passionate testament to the power of love, redemption and courage — and of women. Kelly's novel revolves around the intersected lives of three young women facing a barrage of tragedy and... Read More »
Reminiscent of the "Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," Kelly captures the story of three strong women: a New York socialite, a German girl, and a young German doctor. Their stories intersect as their lives take them across Poland, Paris, New York and Germany to survive the ... Read More »
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“You have a choice. To wallow in the unfairness of it all or rise above it. Fix it. Let other people in.”
“It’s just a thing, Kasia. Don’t waste your energy on the hate. That will kill you sure as anything. Focus on keeping your strength. You’re resourceful. Find a way to outsmart them.”
“It only hurts you to hold on to the hate.”
“Father loved the fact that a lilac only blossoms after a harsh winter.”
“I guess somewhere in a corner of our hearts, we are always twenty.”
“It’s just a thing, Kasia. Don’t waste your energy on the hate. That will kill you sure as anything. Focus on keeping your strength. You’re resourceful. Find a way to outsmart them.“ -Matka (pg. 161)
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