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Title:
Trespasses
Author:
Bridgwood, Caroline.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780517574683
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Book

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Orphaned English narrator Kitty Conway lives happily with her uncle's family until events in Europe inspire her to risk her life to save victims of the Third Reich. ``An old-fashioned, fully dimensional novel about people who change and grow in the chaotic 1930s and '40s,'' reported PW. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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At the age of eight, Kitty Conway comes to live with her six Winstanley cousins and spends the next 16 years trying to become one of the group. Closest in age to Frannie, Kitty admires pretty, older Lexy and falls in love with the insouciant Jack. The four attend the 1936 Olympics and are introduced to Nazism in Berlin. Then Lexy falls in love with a German and elopes. When war comes, Kitty is visiting them and helps with their resistance efforts before escaping to England. She follows Jack to France to search for Fran, who has married a Jew and disappeared in Paris. Kitty's efforts to locate and return the scattered cousins to the family home result in her feeling complete acceptance at last. A different and enjoyable novel, this uses coincidence to advance the story too often but has some good characters. Recommended.-- Andrea Lee Shuey, Dallas P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.