The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
The stories of those left behind in times of war is usually out shadowed by the stories of those who departed to fight. But a few of the former stand out. Marianne von Lingenfels the wife of the leader of a resistance group has vowed to protect the wives and children of the resistance members. This novel explores the makeshift family that Marianne and the widows create as they each struggle through grief, hardships and secrets. Limited copies available at the reference desk.