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Ironside Lake, Minnesota January 1944: Headstrong and determined, linguistics student Johanna Berglund has very definite plans for her future . . . plans that do not include returning to her hometown and the secrets and heartaches she left behind there. But when the only way to her intended future is through undertaking a translator position at a nearby camp for German POWs, she reluctantly accepts. Joanna arrives to find the once-sleepy Minnesota town exploding with hostility. Most patriotic citizens want nothing to do with German soldiers laboring in their fields, and they're not afraid to criticize those who work at the camp as well. When Johanna describes the trouble to her close friend Peter Ito, a language instructor at a school for military intelligence officers, he encourages her to give the town that rejected her a second chance. As Johanna interacts with the prisoners and censors their letters home, she begins to see them in a more sympathetic light, but advocating for better treatment makes her enemies in the community. The longer Johanna wages her home-front battle, the more the lines between compassion and treason become blurred--and she must decide where her heart truly lies. -- from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC GREEN (Text) 33892100689299 Adult New Books Book None 01/14/2021 Checked out 03/23/2021

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  • ISBN: 9780764237164
  • ISBN: 0764237160
  • Physical Description: 405 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2020]

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Ironside Lake, Minnesota January 1944: Headstrong and determined, linguistics student Johanna Berglund has very definite plans for her future . . . plans that do not include returning to her hometown and the secrets and heartaches she left behind there. But when the only way to her intended future is through undertaking a translator position at a nearby camp for German POWs, she reluctantly accepts. Joanna arrives to find the once-sleepy Minnesota town exploding with hostility. Most patriotic citizens want nothing to do with German soldiers laboring in their fields, and they're not afraid to criticize those who work at the camp as well. When Johanna describes the trouble to her close friend Peter Ito, a language instructor at a school for military intelligence officers, he encourages her to give the town that rejected her a second chance. As Johanna interacts with the prisoners and censors their letters home, she begins to see them in a more sympathetic light, but advocating for better treatment makes her enemies in the community. The longer Johanna wages her home-front battle, the more the lines between compassion and treason become blurred--and she must decide where her heart truly lies. -- from back cover.
Subject: Translators > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, American > Fiction.
Prisoners of war > United States > Fiction.
Prisoners of war > Germany > Fiction.
Japanese Americans > Fiction.
City and town life > Fiction.
Minnesota > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Epistolary fiction.
Novels.

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