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 competition 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 lifeless years ahead of. Hannah doesn't be aware of if she will be able to belief Lars back, along with her center or along with her existence, yet she has little selection. Injured within the break out test and sought after by means of the Gestapo, Hannah and Anton are trapped with Lars in Berlin. whereas Hannah works on an go out procedure, she is helping to look for Ruth, the lacking baby of her Jewish good friend Paul, who was once disappeared through the deportation.
Trapped in Nazi Germany along with her son simply days earlier 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 woman, whether it plunges her and her relations into hazard.
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