The Ragged Edge of Night

Friday, 28 September 2018, 2:47 | Fiction, History, War | 133 Views


• Author :Olivia Hawker
• Pages :
340 Sheets
• ISBN-13 :
978-1503900905
• ISBN-10 :1503900908
• Release :
October 1, 2018
• Publisher :
Lake Union Publishing

⊕ Plot Summary : “For fans of All the sunshine we have a tendency to Cannot See, at a lower place a Scarlet Sky, and therefore the Nightingale comes associate showing emotion riveting, superbly written historical novel regarding extraordinary hope, redemption, and one man’s hunt for lightweight throughout the darkest times of war II. Germany, 1942. Franciscan mendicant Anton Starzmann is stripped of his place within the world once his faculty is taken over by the Nazis. He relocates to alittle German hamlet to wed Elisabeth Herter, a widow UN agency seeks a marriage—in name only—to a person UN agency will facilitate raise her 3 youngsters. Anton seeks one thing too—atonement for failing to shield his young students from the wrath of the Nazis. however neither he nor Elisabeth expects their lives to be agitated another time by the unavoidable rumble of war. As Anton struggles to adapt to the roles of husband and father, he learns of the Red Orchestra, associate underground network of resisters plotting to assassinate potentate. Despite Elisabeth’s reservations, Anton joins this army of shadows. however once the SS discovers his schemes, Anton can start up a final act of defiance which will price him his life—even if it suggests that spoken language word of farewell to the family he has return to like over he ever believed potential.

“Harrowing and however life-affirming, told within the richest, most smooth-spoken prose, The Ragged fringe of Night is one amongst the planet War II novels which will stand out and be remembered.” —Rhys Bowen, the big apple Times bestselling author of The Tuscan kid.“…Emotionally charged and superbly written…Olivia Hawker shows that life will move forward and sudden love will triumph, even once it strikes the foremost unlikely individuals throughout brutal years of conflict. this is often associate uncommon story supported a real one, creating it all the a lot of fascinating and satisfying.” —Ann Howard basket, bestselling author of The hard drink ocean. “When the planet is at war, will one person build a difference? This moving historical novel immerses readers in war II-era European nation, wherever even little acts of resistance have terrible consequences…Eye-opening and ultimately ennobling.” —Elizabeth Blackwell, author of On a chilly Dark ocean

“Set in Nazi Germany, The Ragged fringe of the Night could be a powerful story of a priest turned husband turned resistance leader. Hateful forces had full-grown therefore powerful that they destroyed a nation and were march on to threaten the planet. within the face of such power it might be straightforward to grow contented and hopeless, however this story of an easy man creating the troublesome option to fight for his deepest values reminds North American nation of the simplest of humanity.” —Laila Abraham, author of Yellow iridaceous plant. “An introverted, poignant voyage through one man’s struggle to reconcile his past. A superbly written book highlight the senseless decisions that sensible individuals were forced to form.” —Gemma Liviero, bestselling author of Pastel Orphans and Broken Angels.”


⊗ Author Profile

“Through surprising characters and vivid prose, Olivia Hawker explores the numerous landscape of the human spirit. Olivia’s interest in tribe usually informs her writing. Her initial 2 novels from Lake Union publication, The Ragged fringe of Night and One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow (2019), square measure supported true stories found inside the author’s clan. She lives within the San Juan Islands of Washington State, wherever she homesteads at Longlight, a one-acre microfarm dedicated to property permaculture practices.”


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