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The Resource The last year of the war, Susan Meissner

The last year of the war, Susan Meissner

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The last year of the war
Title
The last year of the war
Statement of responsibility
Susan Meissner
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa fourteen-year-old in 1943--aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers. Together in the desert wilderness, Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences. But when the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, Elise will face head-on the person the war desires to make of her. In that devastating crucible she must discover if she has the will to rise above prejudice and hatred and re-claim her own destiny, or disappear into the image others have cast upon her. The Last Year of the War tells a little-known story of World War II with great resonance for our own times and challenges the very notion of who we are when who we've always been is called into question.--
  • Iowa, 1943. Elise Sontag's father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer, and the family is sent to an internment camp in Texas. Behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers. When the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, will Elise be able to rise above prejudice and hatred and re-claim her own destiny? -- adapted from publisher's info
Summary
A German-American teen finds her life and identity turned upside-down when her father is accused of being a Nazi sympathizer, triggering her family's forced relocation into a Texas internment camp
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10760021
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DLC
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1961-
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Meissner, Susan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
PS3613.E435
LC item number
L37 2019
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Crystal City Internment Camp (Crystal City, Tex.)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • German Americans
  • Japanese Americans
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
Target audience
adult
Label
The last year of the war, Susan Meissner
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780451492173
Lccn
2018025966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041193432
Label
The last year of the war, Susan Meissner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780451492173
Lccn
2018025966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041193432

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