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TitleThe German Wife / Kelly Rimmer.
AuthorRimmer, Kelly, author. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2017011689
CollectionAudio Book
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Call NoBarcodeLocationCirc Status
AUDIO FIC RIM11584500002718JohnsonburgAvailable

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781488264160
Personal Name Rimmer, Kelly, author. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2017011689
Title Statement The German Wife / Kelly Rimmer.
Edition Statement Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers, 2022.
Physical Description 11 audio discs (13 3/4 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 131500
Content Type spoken word spw rdacontent http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/contentTypes/spw
Media Type audio s rdamedia http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/mediaTypes/s
Carrier Type audio disc sd rdacarrier http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/carriers/sd
Associated Language Fiction
General Note Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note Read by Nancy Peterson, Ann Marie Gideon.
Summary, Etc. Berlin, 1934. Ilse Meyer is the aristocratic wife of a scientist whose post-WWI fortunes change for the better when Ilse's husband, Jurgen, is recruited for Hitler's new rocket program. Although Ilse and Jurgen do not share the popular political views rising in Germany, Jurgen's new job forces them to consider what they must sacrifice morally for their financial security. But too late they realize the Nazi's plans to weaponize Jurgen's technology as they begin to wage war against the rest of Europe. Huntsville, Alabama, 1949. Jurgen is one of hundreds of Nazi scientists offered pardons and taken to the US to work for the CIA's fledgling space program. Ilse, now the mother of four, misses Germany terribly and struggles to fit in among the other NASA wives, who look upon her with suspicion. In a moment of loneliness, she confesses to a neighbor, Rachel Carlson, about Jurgen's membership in the SS and her resentment for being forced to live in a country that will always see her as the enemy. What she doesn't know is that she has trusted the wrong neighbor. When the scandalous news about the Meyer family's affiliation with the Nazi party spreads, idle gossip turns to bitter rage, and the act of violence that results will tear apart a community and a family before the truth is finally revealed, but is it murder, revenge or justice?
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Married people Fiction. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008107177
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Military research Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Rocketry Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Scientists Recruiting Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Audiobooks. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/genreForms/gf2011026063
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/genreForms/gf2014026370
Local Subject Heading - Topical Subjects Audiobooks on CD.
Added Entry, Personal Name Gideon, Ann Marie, narrator. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2016035259
Added Entry, Personal Name Peterson, Nancy (Audiobook narrator), narrator. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2016033347

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