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The Daughter's Tale

By: Armando Lucas Correa
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
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Based on the true story of the Nazi massacre of a French village in 1944, an unforgettable tale of love and redemption from the best-selling author of The German Girl.

New York City, 2015: Elise Duval, 80 years old, receives a phone call from a woman recently arrived from Cuba bearing messages from a time and country that she's long forgotten. A French Catholic who arrived in New York after World War II, Elise and her world are forever changed when the woman arrives with letters written to Elise from her mother in German during the war, unravelling more than seven decades of secrets. 

Berlin, 1939: Bookstore owner and recent widow Amanda Sternberg is fleeing Nazi Germany with her two young daughters, heading towards unoccupied France. She arrives in Haute-Vienne with only one of her girls. Their freedom is short-lived and soon they are taken to a labour camp. 

Inspired by one of the most shocking atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis during World War II, the 1944 massacre of all the inhabitants of the village of Oradour-Sur-Glane in the south of France, The Daughter's Tale is a beautifully crafted family saga of love, survival, and hope against all odds.

©2019 Armando Lucas Correa (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Australia

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  • Silliroby
  • 10-04-21

Sad story.

I was in tears reading this book but couldn’t stop listening.
What brave Mothers they were.

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  • Judith
  • 09-27-21

Disappointing

This could have been such an interesting book. But... overwritten, full of deadening detail that buries an interesting idea in trivia.