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The Baker's Daughter: A Novel Hardcover – Deckle Edge, Jan 24 2012

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Crown (Jan. 24 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307460185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307460189
  • Product Dimensions: 16.7 x 3.1 x 24.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #579,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Replete with raw emotion and suspense, The Baker’s Daughter is a fascinating journey through a horrifying time in world history that will resonate long after you close the book.” –Historical Novel Society

"A beautiful, heart-breaking gem of a novel written just the way I like them, with the past coming back to haunt the present, endearing heroines and a sunny, hopeful ending. You'll wolf it up in one delicious gulp.”--Tatiana de Rosnay, international bestselling author of Sarah's Key and A Secret Kept
 
"The Baker's Daughter was a constant warm companion to me during cross-country travels, a novel I looked forward to returning to night after night.  The rare book in which the modern-day story is as compelling as the wartime tale it contains, The Baker's Daughter offers a look at Nazi Germany through the lens of the immigration issues of our own time.  El Paso, TX and Garmisch, Germany make for an unexpected harmony of flavors.”--Jenna Blum, international bestselling author of The Stormchasers and Those Who Save Us
 
“A sensitive, multilayered novel, this is a moving examination of the effect war and the politics of exclusion, have on the human heart."--Amanda HodgkinsonNew York Times bestselling author of 22 Brittania Road
 
“A haunting and beautiful story… Spanning sixty years, and taking on forms of human cruelty and indifference ranging from the Nazis to modern-day immigration reform, McCoy forces us to examine the choices we make. I was riveted from start to finish.”– J. Courtney SullivanNew York Times bestselling author of Commencement and Maine
 
"This is a beautifully told, richly detailed story that grabs your heart from page one and keeps its hold long after the last page. It is a book to discuss, to share and ultimately to savor."--Sarah Jio, author of The Violets of March
 
"Elsie Schmidt is the brave and unforgettable heroine of Sarah McCoy's beautifully written tale of family, friendship, and love. The Baker's Daughter demonstrates how the past can teach us--if only we will listen."--Kelly O'Connor McNees, author of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott
 
"Sarah McCoy's The Baker's Daughter explores what happens when our loyalties (to country, cause, family, religion) clash with our intuition. A complex braiding of mystery, history, and personality, this novel is engaging and wonderful."--Sheri Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of The Rapture of Canaan 

About the Author

SARAH McCOY is the New York Times bestselling author of the novel The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico. She has taught at Old Dominion University and at the University of Texas at El Paso. The daughter of an Army officer, McCoy spent her childhood in Germany. She currently lives with her husband in El Paso, Texas.
 
Visit her at SarahMcCoy.com


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The Baker's Daughter is riveting and haunting and I loved every word. A story of family, love and choices, this novel alternates between a vivid portrayal of World War II via Elsie as she comes of age during the war and Reba in the present day whose own traumatic life events have shaken her. As the two lives intersect, this novel shows how the past can help heal the present - if we're willing to listen.

I LOVED Elsie. She's spunky, fearless and feisty. The choices she makes aren't always perfect, but she makes the best of every situation. I adored her in the present day story and could picture my grandmother in her and absolutely loved that. Her dialogue with her daughter and Reba and made me laugh out loud several times which was fantastic. Each and every character felt like I could reach out and touch them and I wanted to wander into the bakery in Texas that felt so warm and full of life with wonderful women and wisdom.

I am ashamed to admit I had never heard of Lebensborn and this is yet another reason this story will stick with me forever. I love novels that teach me something, and this did - more than once.

The differing views of the war between various characters really stood out for me and it was interesting to see the portrayal as not just generational differences. This novel isn't just a story about a woman coming of age during the war. There are social and political layers that span the novel as well. And it's all very subtle, and when you stop to think about it all. Wow.

When intuition cracks the solid foundation of loyalty - to your family, your religion, your country, your job - how would you react?
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I bought this book because it was cheap. I then read the one star reviews on amazon.com only to find that some folks thought it was poorly written. Well, I got to page 31, read that Reba doesn't eat dairy, but on the same page in the book she had a small tumbler of "skim milk" after she got home. Am I missing something? It seems to me that the editor didn't do his/her job. I won't be finishing this book....
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I really enjoyed reading this book. it was heartwarming , touching story of a family that suffered but survived the cruelty of war.
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Adoré lire ce livre. Emouvant sans être mièvre. Nous fait réflechir sur les valeurs humaines et les choix moraux difficiles.
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