Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin audiobook

Almost Autumn

By Marianne Kaurin
Translated by Rosie Hedger
Read by Taylor Meskimen

Scholastic Inc 9780545889650
7.26 Hours Unabridged
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Oslo, Norway, 1942. Fifteen-year-old Ilse Stern is waiting to meet boy-next-door Hermann Rod for their first date. She was beginning to think he’d never ask her; she’s had a crush on him for as long as she can remember. But Hermann won’t be able to make it tonight. What Ilse doesn’t know is that Hermann is secretly working in the Resistance, helping Norwegian Jews flee the country to escape the Nazis. The work is exhausting and unpredictable, full of late nights and code words and lies to Hermann’s parents, to his boss … to Ilse. And as life under German occupation becomes even more difficult, particularly for Jewish families like the Sterns, the choices made become more important by the hour: To speak up or to look away? To stay or to flee? To act now or wait one more day? In this internationally acclaimed debut, Marianne Kaurin recreates the atmosphere of secrecy and uncertainty in World War II Norway in a moving story of sorrow, chance, and first love.

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Oslo, Norway, 1942. Fifteen-year-old Ilse Stern is waiting to meet boy-next-door Hermann Rod for their first date. She was beginning to think he’d never ask her; she’s had a crush on him for as long as she can remember.

But Hermann won’t be able to make it tonight. What Ilse doesn’t know is that Hermann is secretly working in the Resistance, helping Norwegian Jews flee the country to escape the Nazis. The work is exhausting and unpredictable, full of late nights and code words and lies to Hermann’s parents, to his boss … to Ilse.

And as life under German occupation becomes even more difficult, particularly for Jewish families like the Sterns, the choices made become more important by the hour: To speak up or to look away? To stay or to flee? To act now or wait one more day?

In this internationally acclaimed debut, Marianne Kaurin recreates the atmosphere of secrecy and uncertainty in World War II Norway in a moving story of sorrow, chance, and first love.

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Author Bio: Marianne Kaurin

Author Bio: Marianne Kaurin

Marianne Kaurin was born in 1974 in Tonsberg, Norway. She studied at the Norwegian Institute of Children’s Books, and her debut novel, Almost Autumn, received the Norwegian Ministry of Culture prize and was named Young People’s Book of the Year in a vote by students from all over Norway. Kaurin now lives just outside of Oslo in Nesodden with her husband and three children and is an editor of educational literature for high school students.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 7.26
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English