The Plum Tree

The Plum Tree

Large Print - 2013 | Center Point Large Print edition.
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"Bloom where you're planted," is the advice Christine Bolz receives from her beloved Oma. But seventeen-year-old domestic Christine knows there is a whole world waiting beyond her small German village. It's a world she's begun to glimpse through Isaac Bauerman, the cultured son of the wealthy Jewish family she works for. Yet the future she and Isaac dream of sharing faces greater challenges than their difference in stations.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
ISBN: 9781611737356
Branch Call Number: Large Print Fic
Characteristics: 591 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Aug 28, 2017

Well written book that's easy to fly through. Trials of a German family and esp from the daughter's point of view as the Nazis take hold in Germany. Details the deplorable efforts of the Nazis to control everything. Best recommended to young adults? Thought some of descriptions while very detailed, could have been shortened. Have to say I enjoyed "Sarah's Key" & "All the Light You Cannot See" a bit more.

ArapahoeMarcia Jul 25, 2017

A captivating look at a family living in rural Germany during and after WWII. Interesting to read about the challenges faced by Germans, both Christians and Jews, during the Hitler reign.

Aug 21, 2016

i felt every raw emotion and I found the historical references well researched. The ending was touching and fitting. I enjoy this novel from first page to last

mrsgail5756 Jun 11, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

May 23, 2013

I really liked this book. It's a story about the horrors of the death camps but it is also a love story between and german gentile girl and a jewish boy. The story centers around a german family caught up in the war and how they survived the hardships during and after the war. I recommend this book to all who love a bit of history mixed in with a great family story.

Feb 13, 2013

**** World War II / Holocaust novel told from the point of view of a German family / town. Interesting perspective. I did not find it as well written as "Sarah's Key". This story, however, does not break your heart as Tatiana De Rosnay's book did. That fact could be a plus or a minus depending on your preference. This is engrossing and well told. See what you think of the ending. Highly recommend.


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