|Things We Cherished, the (2011) [Novel]|
by Pam Jenoff
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(From the publisher):
An ambitious novel that spans decades and continents, "The Things We Cherished," tells the story of Charlotte Gold and Jack Warrington, two fiercely independent attorneys who find themselves slowly falling for one another while working on a major case. Roger Dykmans, a wealthy financier and brother of a Holocaust hero, has been accused of World War II-era war crimes, including the betrayal of his brother, Hans, and the Jews Hans tried to save. Charlotte and Jack set out to prove these charges false.
But Roger refuses to help with his defense, revealing only that proof of his innocence lies inside an intricate timepeace last seen in Nazi Germany. The mystery unfolds through the eyes of those the clock has touched across Europe over the past century, from a young Jewish couple struggling for a better life in turn-of-the-century Bavaria, to two brothers caught up in the political turmoil of Weimar Berlin, to Roger in World War II Breslau, who experiences true but forbidden love under the worst conditions.
All the while Charlotte resists her feelings for Jack, not willing to risk emotional devastation again-particularly by the estranged brother of a man who once broke her heart. But as they near the truth about the affair that may have turned a brother into a traitor, Jack and Charlotte are forced to face their own complex past and admit that theirs is the type of love that just might go down in history.
Original title: The Things We Cherished
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Historical