Almost Autumn

Almost Autumn

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It's October 1942, in Oslo, Norway. Fifteen-year-old Ilse Stern is waiting to meet boy-next-door Hermann Rod for their first date. She was beginning to think he'd never ask her; she's had a crush on him for as long as she can remember.

But Hermann won't be able to make it tonight. What Ilse doesn't know is that Hermann is secretly working in the Resistance, helping Norwegian Jews flee the country to escape the Nazis. The work is exhausting and unpredictable, full of late nights and code words and lies to Hermann's parents, to his boss... to Ilse.

And as life under German occupation becomes even more difficult, particularly for Jewish families like the Sterns, the choices made become more important by the hour: To speak up or to look away? To stay or to flee? To act now or wait one more day?

In this internationally acclaimed debut, Marianne Kaurin recreates the atmosphere of secrecy and uncertainty in World War II Norway in a moving story of sorrow, chance, and first love.
Publisher: New York, New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2017.
Edition: First American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780545889650
Characteristics: 278 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hedger, Rosie - Translator


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Jan 17, 2017

Almost Autumn follows Ilsa Stern, her sisters, and her first "love" Hermann, secretly working in the Resistance. What if you happened to be at the wrong place at the right time, and that made all the difference to whether you lived or not?

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