2017 READING CHALLENGE
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Michele Claire Lucas
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On the morning of 11 June 1944, a young girl is found clutching an iron pot in the burnt-out shell of her home. Taken to a convent, the child is reared believing her parents died during an influenza epidemic. Twenty years later, after a series of unexplained dreams and flashbacks, Christine Lenoir finally uncovers the truth.
A High and Hidden Place follows a young woman trying to reconcile the religious faith of her upbringing with the horrifying acts perpetrated against her family and the people of her town during WWII. While it is a work of fiction, the book depicts the actual events in the small French farming community of Oradour during one day in 1944 and tells of a child who survives to struggle with the consequences of the tragedy.
The novel follows Christine's quest as she tries to come to terms with the horrors of war - and still retain her faith.
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