The Women in the Castle

The Women in the Castle

The instant New York Times bestselling novel...Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined—an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Hazards of G...

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Title:The Women in the Castle
Author:Jessica Shattuck
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ISBN:0062563661
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages

The Women in the Castle Reviews

  • Diane S ☔
    Sep 30, 2016
    Three women, Marianne, Benita and Ania, from different walks of life, but all have one thing in common. They have survived the holocaust, the plot to kill Hitler which took two of their husbands and for Ania, the evil in which she found herself involved. It is the immediate aftermath in Bavaria, of ...
  • Will Byrnes
    Oct 27, 2016
    Suddenly she saw everything in its harsh, naked state. She felt the pulse of the lives lived inside the mean little house she passed: selfish or generous, kind or unkind, ugly or tolerable, almost all of them sad. And she saw the histories of the people passing by like x-rays stamped on their face...
  • Cheri
    Jan 27, 2017
    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!The Women in the Castle begins with the Prologue at Burg Lingenfels, site of a Bavarian Castle. The year is 1938, setting a picture of the pre-war days, the Countess’s famous harvest party is being assembled, organized, and hosting this party is Marianne von Lingelfels, niec...
  • Elyse
    Dec 04, 2016
    The storytelling grabs you IMMEDIATELY!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!This tour de force of historical imagination is set primarily in Germany before during and after WWII focusing on the lives of three women and their children. You'll meet Marianne, "The Commander of the wives and Children. Marianne was married ...
  • Angela M
    Jan 30, 2017
    I started reading this a couple of days after Holocaust Remembrance Day and on that day I thought about how it should be remembered more than on just one day each year . This is why I really believe that reading books about WWII and the Holocaust is so important. This book certainly made me remember...
  • Sam
    Jan 25, 2017
    World War II novels are seemingly never out of style, and the public appetite for them is insatiable. Besides the pantheon of classic and important reads from nonfiction to darkly comic war novels to demo-crossing YA reads, for the past three years a WWII book with a special alchemy has penetrated p...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Jan 22, 2017
    For all the horror of the official reports she and Albrecht had seen, with their language of "extermination" and "elimination," they could not come close to conjuring this. How could they? There was no point of reference. Later, such footage would come to be so familiar it became unseen-a kind of pl...
  • Norma
    May 06, 2017
    I found this to be a dramatic and an uniquely told story that gave me a new understanding and a different perspective on this time period of World War II that I have never experienced before while reading a Historical Fiction novel.THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE by JESSICA SHATTUCK is an intriguing, powerf...
  • Iris P
    Apr 10, 2017
    The Women in the Castle: A Novel★★★★ 4 Impressive Stars!"The historian will tell you what happened, the novelist will tell you what it felt like.”E.L. Doctorow*********************************************** "I received a free advance e-copy of this book from HarperCollins vi...
  • Melissa
    Apr 18, 2017
    *3.75-ish stars (rounded up)*The Women in the Castle is a riveting novel that hits home with the notion that sometimes it’s our shared experiences, no matter how horrific, rather than our strongly-held beliefs or common views of the world, that can bind us together and leave a lasting impressio...