The Plum Tree (Compact Disc)

By Ellen Marie Wiseman, Madeleine Lambert (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781452642925

Publication Date: April 29, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/28/2013)
Paperback (1/28/2020)
Compact Disc (4/29/2013)
Paperback (12/24/2012)
MP3 CD (4/29/2013)
Library Binding, Large Print (5/1/2013)

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"Bloom where you're planted," is the advice Christine Bolz receives from her beloved Oma. But seventeen-year-old domestic Christine knows there is a whole world waiting beyond her small German village. It's a world she's begun to glimpse through music, books-and through Isaac Bauerman, the cultured son of the wealthy Jewish family she works for. Yet the future she and Isaac dream of sharing faces greater challenges than their difference in stations. In the fall of 1938, Germany is changing rapidly under Hitler's regime. Anti-Jewish posters are everywhere, dissenting talk is silenced, and a new law forbids Christine from returning to her job-and from having any relationship with Isaac. In the months and years that follow, Christine will confront the Gestapo's wrath and the horrors of Dachau, desperate to be with the man she loves, to survive-and finally, to speak out. Set against the backdrop of the German homefront, this is an unforgettable novel of courage and resolve, of the inhumanity of war, and the heartbreak and hope left in its wake.

About the Author

Ellen Marie Wiseman's debut novel, "The Plum Tree," was inspired by her mother's childhood in Germany during the Second World War. Originally from Three Mile Bay, New York, she now lives on Lake Ontario with her husband.

Madeleine Lambert received her MFA in acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. Her performances at Trinity Repertory Company include Shelby in "Steel Magnolias" and Belle in "A Christmas Carol."