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From the author of City of Women, a riveting new novel that asks the question, what if Anne Frank survived the Holocaust?
Having survived the concentration camps but lost her mother and sister along the way, a sixteen-year-old Anne Frank reunites with her father, Pim, in newly liberated Amsterdam. But it's not as easy to fit the pieces of their life back together. Anne is adrift, haunted by the ghosts of the horrors they experienced, while Pim is fixated on returning to normalcy. Her beloved diary has been lost, and her dreams of becoming a writer seem distant and pointless now.
As Anne struggles to overcome the brutality of memory and build a new life for herself, she grapples with heartbreak, grief, and ultimately the freedom of forgiveness. A story of trauma and redemption, Annelies honors Anne Frank's legacy as not only a symbol of hope and perseverance but also a complex young woman of great ambition and heart.
About the Author
David Gillham is the New York Times bestselling author of City of Women . He trained as a writer at the University of Southern California. After relocating to New York, he worked in the book industry, and now lives with his family in Western Massachusetts.
"In this haunting what-if, David Gillham asks us to reflect on the quandary of how one learns-in the unimaginable wake of the Holocaust-to live again, shedding a powerful, human light on the tragedy of lost potential."
Georgia Hunter, author of We Were the Lucky Ones
"I can't wait for Gillham's next novel - play it again, Sam."
"In this moving and masterful debut, David Gillham brings war-torn Berlin to life and reveals the extraordinary mettle of women tested to their limits and beyond. Powerful and piercingly real. You won't soon forget these characters."
Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife, on City of Women
"David Gillham's excellent new novel is built on one of the most extraordinary and faithful recreations of a time in history - Berlin in World War II - that I've ever read."
Alan Furst, on City of Women
ISBN: 9780241367650 ISBN-10: 0241367654 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 448 Published: 5th February 2019 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1