A City of Broken Glass (Hannah Vogel, Book 4) by Rebecca Cantrell

By Rebecca Cantrell

In Rebecca Cantrell's A urban of damaged Glass, journalist Hannah Vogel is in Poland along with her son Anton to hide the 1938 St. Martin pageant whilst she hears that 12,000 Polish Jews were deported from Germany. Hannah drops every thing to get the tale at the refugees, and walks without delay into danger.

Kidnapped via the SS, and pushed around the German border, Hannah is rescued through Anton and her lover, Lars Lang, who she had presumed lifeless years sooner than. Hannah doesn't comprehend if she will belief Lars back, along with her middle or together with her existence, yet she has little selection. Injured within the break out try and sought after via the Gestapo, Hannah and Anton are trapped with Lars in Berlin. whereas Hannah works on an go out process, she is helping to look for Ruth, the lacking little one of her Jewish buddy Paul, who was once disappeared in the course of the deportation.

Trapped in Nazi Germany together with her son simply days ahead of Kristallnacht, the evening of damaged Glass, Hannah is familiar with the hazards of staying to any extent further than wanted. yet she can't flip her again in this one little woman, no matter if it plunges her and her family members into chance.

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The photo tabloid Focus hadn't appeared yet, but Marie, with her striking looks and fashionable clothes, along with her determination to fight for what she believed in, would undoubtedly have been an ideal target for it. Her job being at a women's university, if the tabloids had managed to have their fun with her I'm sure she would have been forced to resign. So I did what I could to see that things didn't develop in that direction, thus repaying her for the support she'd given me during the hunger strike.

The problem we'd started with was so bizarre that, along with the effect of the beer, it d rew us out, and we ended up telling each other some of our innermost thoughts. But it was Marie who talked most. First, about the American writer she was studying. With the caution and reserve that literary scholars often show toward writ­ ers, she had never actually mentioned the name of the author she specialized in, but when I asked her if the things she'd said that caused so much trouble with the Mothers' Union that day weren't based on her literary research, she took the initiative a nd began to talk.

Don't you think we somehow cling to, even depend on, the innocence in our kind of children ? "O'Connor says that when innocence is overemphasized, it tends to become its exact opposite. But of course we've all lost it, from the start. According to her, we return to innocence through the redemption of Christ, not all at once, but slowly, over a long period of time. When this long process is skipped over in real life, we too quickly, too easily, reach a state of mock innocence, and that's what she calls sentimentality.

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