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La buena gente / The Good at Heart - by Ursula Werner (Paperback)

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Una novela sobre la Segunda Guerra Mundial inspirada en un caso real: el bisabuelo de Ursula Werner fue secretario de Estado de Economía durante el régimen de Hitler. En su familia no se hablaba de él, hasta que en 2011 la autora encontró una cantidad de cartas y recortes de periódicos ocultos en la casa de su tía, en Hamburgo.Alemania, 1944. Los niños viven su infancia pese a todo, y los adultos intentan mantener los ojos y los oídos cerrados. Mientras tanto, algunos se juegan la vida por ayudar a otros...Cuando estalla la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Edith y Oskar Eberhardt trasladan a su familia -su hija Marina, su yerno Franz y las hijas de estos- desde Berlín hasta una pequeña casa en la tranquila ciudad de Blumental, cerca de Suiza. Oskar, un miembro del gabinete de Hitler, está ausente casi todo el tiempo, y Franz combate en la guerra, de modo que las mujeres de la casa se quedan solas, llevando una existencia tranquila en una pintoresca población.Sin embargo, la vida en Blumental no es tan idílica como parece. Un joven capitán nazi aterroriza a los ciudadanos a quienes debería proteger. Los vecinos se espían mutuamente, y algunos desaparecen de manera misteriosa.Mientras tanto, Marina colabora con un sacerdote protestante que ayuda a refugiados judíos a cruzar la cercana frontera con Suiza. Todo se complicará cuando Oskar regrese a casa con la noticia de que el Führer viajará a la zona y que piensa visitar a los Eberhardt.ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONBased on the author’s discoveries about her great-grandfather, this stunning debut novel takes place over three days when World War II comes to the doorstep of an ordinary German family living in an idyllic, rural village near the Swiss border.When World War II breaks out, Edith and Oskar Eberhardt move their family—their daughter, Marina; son-in-law, Franz; and their granddaughters—out of Berlin and into a small house in the quiet town of Blumental, near Switzerland. A member of Hitler’s cabinet, Oskar is gone most of the time, and Franz begins fighting in the war, so the women of the house are left to their quiet lives in the picturesque village.But life in Blumental isn’t as idyllic as it appears. An egotistical Nazi captain terrorizes the citizens he’s assigned to protect. Neighbors spy on each other. Some mysteriously disappear. Marina has a lover who also has close ties to her family and the government. Thinking none of them share her hatred of the Reich, she joins a Protestant priest smuggling Jewish refugees over the nearby Swiss border. The latest "package" is two Polish girls who’ve lost the rest of their family, and against her better judgment, Marina finds she must hide them in the Eberhardt’s cellar. Everything is set to go smoothly until Oskar comes home with the news tha
Number of Pages: 382
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo USA
Author: Ursula Werner
Language: Spanish
Street Date: February 27, 2018
TCIN: 53456707
UPC: 9788466662260
Item Number (DPCI): 248-69-9057
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