Women in the Castle

$ 26.99

Jessica Shattuck

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 Good Breeding.

Unlike most WWII novels, this one offers rarely seen insight into the lives of ordinary Germans, bringing into focus three different women all caught in the vise of war, and each offering their unique perspective on this time and place. There is Marianne, cultured, aristocratic, and virulently anti-Nazi; Benita, the beautiful, young farm girl whose patriot fervor is matched only by her naiveté; and Ania, a woman of dark passions who is far different from what she appears.