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Viewing Entry - The things we cannot say (E14213)
by Rimmer, Kelly.

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TitleThe things we cannot say : a novel
Author / Responsible partyRimmer, Kelly.
GenreHistorical fiction, Romance.
TopicsHistorical fiction, Romance. Families -- Fiction. Grandmothers -- Fiction. Man-woman relationships -- Fiction. World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland -- Fiction. Poland -- History -- 1918-1945 -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Life changed beyond recognition for Alice when her son, Eddie, was born with autism spectrum disorder. She must do everything to support him, but at what cost to her family? When her cherished grandmother is hospitalised, a hidden box of mementoes reveals a tattered photo of a young man, a tiny leather shoe and a letter. Her grandmother begs Alice to return to Poland to see what became of those she held dearest. WWII Alina and Tomasz are childhood sweethearts. The night before he leaves for college, Tomasz proposes marriage. But when their village falls to the Nazis, Alina doesn't know if Tomasz is alive or dead. 2019 In Poland, separated from her family, Alice begins to uncover the story her grandmother is so desperate to tell, and discovers a love that bloomed in the winter of 1942. As a painful family history comes to light, will the struggles of the past and present finally reach a heartbreaking resolution?

Additional Information

System control numberE14213
Original Print PublisherToronto, Ontario, Canada : Graydon House, [2019]
Narrator NameAnn Marie Gideon and Nancy Peterson.
Participant or performer noteAnn Marie Gideon and Nancy Peterson.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator