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 by means of Anton and her lover, Lars Lang, who she had presumed useless years prior to. Hannah doesn't recognize if she will belief Lars back, along with her center or together with her existence, yet she has little selection. Injured within the break out test and sought after through the Gestapo, Hannah and Anton are trapped with Lars in Berlin. whereas Hannah works on an go out approach, she is helping to look for Ruth, the lacking baby of her Jewish pal Paul, who used to be disappeared throughout the deportation.
Trapped in Nazi Germany together with her son simply days sooner than Kristallnacht, the evening of damaged Glass, Hannah understands the risks of staying any further than wanted. yet she can't flip her again in this one little lady, no matter if it plunges her and her kin into threat.
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