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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Cass County.

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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville F TUR 2020 (Text) 0002205545284 Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center F TUR 2020 (Text) 0002205545292 Adult Fiction Available -

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General Note:
First edition published by Cincinnati Book Publishing, Cincinnati's, Ohio, 2016.
"Sisters of the resistance"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"The book is a fictional memoir based on actual events. The inspiration for the book came from hundreds of letters and other accounts written by Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur who were living in German-occupied Belgium and Italy during World War Two. Turner created a composite character, Sister Christina, who is described as an Ohio farm girl, who joined the Sisters of Our Lady of Namur to teach English and agricultural skills to young Catholic girls. Assigned to Belgium in 1939, she worked Nazi-occupied Belgium for the duration of World War Two. She and other Sisters of Our Lady of Namur in the Saint-Hubert Convent quickly learned that living their normal contemplative, disciplined lives was impossible in a country controlled by ruthless Nazis. Soon they were risking their lives by joining forces with the Belgian Resistance to hide refugees, Jews, and downed American pilots. Sister Christina believed her ordeal was over in September of 1944 when American troops liberated Saint-Hubert. That hope was crushed when Saint-Hubert was recaptured by the German army during the Battle of the Bulge; forcing the Sisters to revert to their tactics for survival and resistance until liberated for the second time."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur > Fiction.
Nuns > Belgium > Fiction.
Anti-Nazi movement > Belgium > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Belgium > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Underground movements > Belgium > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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