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Resistance / Anita Shreve.

Resistance / Anita Shreve.
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ISBN 9780349107288 (paperback)
Author Shreve, Anita author.
Title Resistance / Anita Shreve.
Publisher/Date London : Abacus, [2005?]
Pagination etc. 309 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents note This ed. first published: 1996.
Summary Note Set in a Belgian village amid the wreckage of World War II, Resistance is a powerful exploration of passion, self-discovery, and sacrifice. Just as the Nazi occupation forces have drained her village of coffee, meat, and chocolate, the war has also depleted whatever joy there may have been in Claire Daussois's marriage. On their small farm in the south of Belgium, Claire and her husband, Henri, shelter refugees - Jews, Allied pilots, and fleeing Belgian soldiers - before passing them along toward France and freedom. Claire nurses the wounded, acts as interpreter, and waits for the war to end - and, in a way she finds difficult to admit even to herself, for her own life to change. And it does, when an American B-17 bomber is downed near their village. The pilot, badly injured, is found by a young boy who turns to Claire for help in saving him. Henri is away on Resistance work. As the pilot heals and recovers in her attic hiding place, Claire begins to awaken to the possibility of love.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Belgium -- Fiction
Americans -- Belgium -- Fiction
Belgium -- Fiction
Romance fiction.
War fiction.
Shelf Location F SHRE
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