An intimate portrait of a friendship severed by history, and a sweeping saga of wartime, motherhood, and legacy by an award-winning novelist
On Sale: April 23, 2019
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East Village, 1989
Things had never been easy between Ava Fisher and her
estranged mother Ilse. Too many questions hovered between
them: Who was Ava's father? Where had Ilse been during
the war? Why had she left her only child in a German
orphanage during the warâ€™s final months? But now Ilseâ€™s
ashes have arrived from Germany, and with them, a trove
of unsent letters addressed to someone else unknown to
Ava: Renate Bauer, a childhood friend. As her motherâ€™s
letters unfurl a dark past, Ava spirals deep into the
shocking history of a woman she never truly knew.
As the Nazi party tightens its grip on the city, Ilse and
Renate find their friendship under siegeâ€”and Ilseâ€™s
increasing involvement in the Hitler Youth movement
leaves them on opposing sides of the gathering storm.
Then the Nuremburg Laws force Renate to confront a long-
buried past, and a catastrophic betrayal is set in
An unflinching exploration of Nazi Germany and its
legacy, Wunderland is a at once a powerful portrait of an
unspeakable crime history and a page-turning
contemplation of womanhood, wartime, and just how far we
might go in order to belong.
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