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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.--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Athena Public Library FIC MEI (Text) 37813000171416 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 04/10/2019 Available -
Baker Haines Branch MEISSNER (Susan) (Text) 37814003471217 FICTION - NEW Book None 07/31/2019 Available -
Harney County Library FIC MEISS (Text) 37720000589085 Adult Fiction Book None 09/03/2019 Available -
Hood River County Library FIC MEISSNER (Text) 33892100596106 Adult Fiction Book None 03/19/2019 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview FIC MEISSNER (Text) 37620000923955 New Adult Book Branch_Only_6months 06/18/2019 Available -
Ontario Community Library MEISSNER, Susan (Text) 33330004451821 Adult Fiction Book None 05/01/2019 Checked out 08/17/2021
The Dalles Wasco County Library MEISS (Text) 33892006463039 NEW BOOKS Book None 03/19/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451492159
  • ISBN: 0451492153
  • ISBN: 045149217X
  • ISBN: 9780451492173
  • Physical Description: 389 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2019.

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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.-- Publisher's description.
Subject: Crystal City Internment Camp (Crystal City, Tex.) > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > United States > Fiction.
German Americans > Evacuation and relocation, 1941-1948 > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical / World War II.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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