The Things We Cannot Say
On Sale: March 19, 2019
Featuring: Alina Dziak
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Women's Fiction Historical | Women's Fiction Time Slip
In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just
beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls
a young woman speaks her wedding vows. Itâ€™s a decision that
will alter her destinyâ€¦and itâ€™s a lie that will remain
buried until the next century.
Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would
marry her best friend, Tomasz. Now fifteen and engaged,
Alina is unconcerned by reports of Nazi soldiers at the
Polish border, believing her neighbors that they pose no
real threat, and dreams instead of the day Tomasz returns
from college in Warsaw so they can be married. But little
little, injustice by brutal injustice, the Nazi occupation
takes hold, and Alinaâ€™s tiny rural village, its families,
are divided by fear and hate. Then, as the fabric of their
lives is slowly picked apart, Tomasz disappears. Where
used to measure time between visits from her beloved, now
she measures the spaces between hope and despair, waiting
for word from Tomasz and avoiding the attentions of the
soldiers who patrol her parentsâ€™ farm. But for now, even
deafening silence is preferable to grief.
Slipping between Nazi-occupied Poland and the frenetic pace
of modern life, Kelly Rimmer creates an emotional and
wrought narrative that weaves together two womenâ€™s stories
into a tapestry of perseverance, loyalty, love and honor.
The Things We Cannot Say is an unshakable reminder
of the devastation when truth is silencedâ€¦and how it can
take a lifetime to find our voice before we learn to trust
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