Catalog

The Altoona Area Public Library has reopened and the current hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am to 8pm; Wednesday and Friday, 8:30am to 5pm; Saturday 9am to 4pm. The library will also maintain the auxiliary site at the Transportation Center, 1231 11th Avenue, Altoona, Pa 16601: Tuesday 1pm-5pm, Wednesday 8:30am to 5pm and Thursday 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Record Details

Catalog Search



Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Altoona Area Public Library.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Blair County Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Altoona Area Public Library F BOY (Text) 33240005151009 Adult New Arrivals Checked Out 02/03/2023

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593653067
  • ISBN: 0593653068
  • Physical Description: 387 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
First published in Great Britain in 2022 by Doubleday, an imprint of Random House Ltd., London, in 2022.
"New York Times bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" --cover.
Summary, etc.:
An elderly London resident befriends the little boy who moves in downstairs, but his parents' fighting brings her back to her harrowing escape from Nazi Germany at age twelve and grim post-war years in France with her mother. Ninety-one-year-old Gretel Fernsby has lived in the same well-to-do mansion block in London for decades. She lives a quiet, comfortable life, despite her deeply disturbing, dark past. She doesn't talk about her escape from Nazi Germany at age 12. She doesn't talk about the grim post-war years in France with her mother. Most of all, she doesn't talk about her father, who was the commandant of one of the Reich's most notorious extermination camps. Then, a new family moves into the apartment below her. In spite of herself, Gretel can't help but begin a friendship with the little boy, Henry, though his presence brings back memories she would rather forget. One night, she witnesses a disturbing, violent argument between Henry's beautiful mother and his arrogant father, one that threatens Gretel's hard-won, self-contained existence. All The Broken Places moves back and forth in time between Gretel's girlhood in Germany to present-day London as a woman whose life has been haunted by the past. Now, Gretel faces a similar crossroads to one she encountered long ago. Back then, she denied her own complicity, but now, faced with a chance to interrogate her guilt, grief and remorse, she can choose to save a young boy. If she does, she will be forced to reveal the secrets she has spent a lifetime protecting. This time, she can make a different choice than before--whatever the cost to herself....
Subject: Older women > England > London > Fiction.
Children of Nazis > Fiction.
Germany > History > 1933-1945 > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Germany > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Novels.

Additional Resources