The Lost Letter

The Lost Letter

Book - 2017
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A young apprentice stamp engraver works secretly for the Austrian resistance in World War II and resolves to save the fiery daughter of his Jewish mentor, a story that is found decades later by a descendant who investigates an unusual stamp on an old love letter.
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, 2017.
ISBN: 9780399185670
0399185674
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cantor Jillian 06/2017
Characteristics: 322 pages ;,22 cm

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"If only Herr Bergmann, or the Fuhrer, were to know that their stamp plate was being made by a Jew, and a woman. Kristoff took pleasure in the thought that they wouldn't know. As if this tiny thing, this small act of rebellion would change anything."

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JCLCatherineG Aug 23, 2019

This was a really interesting book! WWII historical fiction about love, loss and family.


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nancyau12
Sep 21, 2019

Enjoyed this very much. Austria 1939 & LA 1989 back & forth. Lost loves & families

JCLCatherineG Aug 23, 2019

This was a really interesting book! WWII historical fiction about love, loss and family.

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charbos
Jul 20, 2019

One of the best I have ever read.

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Tica77
Feb 06, 2019

I really enjoyed this tale set during World War II but told in the 20th century. It was so interesting discovering the use of stamps in secret communications by the Germans. It reads well and quickly. A good read.

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Aunt_Jess
Jan 03, 2019

This book bridged an appreciation of historical fiction and philately.

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fangger
Dec 10, 2018

A nice read. I found myself enjoying both the eras that the story moved back and forth between.

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maipenrai
Oct 22, 2018

The story line is OK, but to me the "secret" is revealed very early in the book. Mild recommendation. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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3je82rs9
Oct 14, 2017

Great story. Fun, loving, happy ending

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lgraf
Oct 02, 2017

What a fascinating book based on historical fact!
Worth reading!

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readinJC
Sep 24, 2017

Although the premise of the story was a good one, I felt the writing wasn't that smooth. A quick read, with interesting twists.

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