Deep River Press, Inc.

Darker the Night

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ISBN: 9780991163557
Publisher: Deep River Press, Inc.
Publication Date: 2016-01-20
Number of pages: 286
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Advance Praise for Darker the Night-
“…a stunningly realistic, absorbing quality that will make it a powerful juxtaposition to Diary of Anne Frank, recounting the youth experience from quite a different vantage point and making it a special recommendation…
Midwest Book Review—D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer

Inspired by a true story and told from a fresh perspective, this uplifting tale tracks an extraordinary young woman persevering through the challenges of love and war.

Hedy spends her childhood playing with her Hitler Youth group in the hills of Western Germany. When the Führer’s troops march across Europe, Hedy is determined to help the soldiers by becoming a physical therapist. The Nazis, however, have other plans. Suddenly she finds herself assembling airplanes, dodging bombs, battling hunger, and standing up to invading tanks.

As the pride in her country is shattered with the news of the Nazi atrocities, her father reminds her, “The darker the night, the brighter the stars.” Is her star the charming American Counter-Intelligence Agent who keeps appearing in the oddest places? Hedy must decide between her love of country and her newfound desires.

Each chapter of Darker the Night begins with a historical quote or piece of propaganda to place the reader alongside the German population experiencing the effects of the war. Discussion questions and a glossary of German terms are also included.

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