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Only the beautiful / Susan Meissner.

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"A heartrending story about a young mother's fight to keep her daughter and the winds of fortune that tear them apart, by the New York Times bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things and The Last Year of the War. California, 1938--When she loses her parents in an accident, sixteen-year-old Rosanne is taken in by the owners of the vineyard where she has lived her whole life as the vinedresser's daughter. She moves into Celine and Truman Calvert's spacious house with a secret, however--Rosie sees colors when she hears sound. She promised her mother she'd never reveal her little-understood ability to anyone, but the weight of her isolation and grief proves too much for her. Driven by her loneliness, she not only breaks the vow to her mother, but in a desperate moment lets down her guard and ends up pregnant. Banished by the Calverts, Rosanne believes she is bound for a home for unwed mothers, and having lost her family, she treasures her pregnancy as the chance for a future one. But she soon finds out she is not going to a home of any kind, but to a place far worse than anything she could have imagined. Austria, 1947--After witnessing firsthand Adolf Hitler's brutal pursuit of hereditary purity--especially with regard to "different children"--Helen Calvert is ready to return to America for good. But when she arrives at her brother's peaceful vineyard after decades working abroad, she is shocked to learn what really happened nine years earlier to the vinedresser's daughter, a girl whom Helen had long ago befriended. In her determination to find Rosanne, Helen discovers that while the war was won in Europe, there are still terrifying battles to be fought at home"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593332832
  • ISBN: 0593332830
  • Physical Description: 386 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, [2023]
Subject: Teenage pregnancy > Fiction.
Vineyards > Fiction.
People with disabilities > Fiction.
Involuntary sterilization > Fiction.
Historical fiction
Eugenics > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 37 of 52 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Juniata County.

Holds

  • 3 current holds with 52 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Juniata County Library F MEI (Text) 39640100657681 JUNM Fiction Checked Out 08/01/2024


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