Her plan to help the Resistance soldier was unraveling. She was the fool, and not only had she put herself in danger, but she now risked her brother's life and the soldier's too.
The year is 1942, and Norway is under Nazi occupation. Twelve-year-old Marit has decided to take action, decided not to heed her grandfather's warnings. But will her plan work? Can she really complete her part of this secret code? And even if she can, would it make any difference to the Resistance?
As this novel reveals what Norwegian people did to preserve their dignity and freedoms, it uncovers a startling statistic: the German secret police systematically rounded up one teacher in ten and sent them to concentration camps for their refusal to teach Nazi propaganda to Norwegian schoolchildren. Here, set on an island of sturdy fishing trawlers and brightly painted homes, is a riveting novel about risks taken, secrets kept, and, always, questions about whom to trust.
Join us on Sunday, February 19th at 2:00pm to discuss this intriguing book. Refreshments will be served.