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Author: Anita Shreve
In Resistance, Anita Shreve uses a wartime setting to sharpen the themes she has explored in previous novels--and leads us into a harrowing work where forbidden passions have catastrophic consequences. In a Nazi-occupied Belgian village, Claire Daussois, the wife of a resistance worker, shelters a wounded American bomber pilot in a secret attic ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316789844
ISBN-10: 0316789844
Publication Date: 1/1997
Pages: 222
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 192 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 5
This is a love story set in the horrific days of World War II. It is very sad. It displays the brutal realities of war...the ability to destroy lives not only physically, but emotionally as well. The ending does give hope to the human spirit and power of love. A good read. It will touch your heart.
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Great book!
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One thing about Anita Shreve, much like her contemporary, Ken Follet, is her ability to place the reader in any place at any time in history. And while many of her books center on the East Coast area she calls home, this one is the exception. It is a tale of love, deception and the horrors of World War II as experienced by those under Nazi occupation. It also shows how one single event can alter forever the lives of the people it touches. And how not even love can overcome the forces set in motion by this event. As with all of her books, no matter the time or setting, Shreve does not fail to deliver a book that is impossible to put down.
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This book held true to all of Anita Shreve's writings. It kept you turning those pages to see how it ended.
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In a Nazi-occupied Belgain village, the wife of a resistance worker shelters a wounded Amercian bomber pilot.
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Just okay for me.....guess I am not really into Wartime me it was not one of her best.
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Great book. Well written but at times brutal, graphic and heartbreaking. I am still wishing this book ended better. Nothing worse then a sad ending but this book is still worth the read.
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In Resistance, Anita Shreve takes us into a world of war. Claire is a member of the Resistance, a group of people dedicated to fighting the war from their kitchens and attics by funneling the injured and endangered to safety in France.

When a bomber crashes in a field near her village, Claire risks her life to care for the pilot. All seems to be going well, and the pilot will soon be headed to the next safe haven - but when someone rashly murders three German guards, all bets are off. The questions of who can be trusted, who might be working for the other side, and who will live or die are as common as taking a breath.

Resistance is the story of love against all odds, a tale of survival in the direst of circumstances, and doing what has to be done, no matter the cost.

I read this book in one sitting - I didn't want to put it down. My only complaint is that it didn't last longer!

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