A City of Broken Glass

Hannah Vogel (Volume 4 of 4)

Rebecca Cantrell

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In Rebecca Cantrell's A City of Broken Glass, journalist Hannah Vogel is in Poland with her son Anton to cover the 1938 St. Martin festival when she hears that 12,000 Polish Jews have been deported from Germany. Hannah drops everything to get the story on the refugees, and walks directly into danger.

Kidnapped by the SS, and driven across the German border, Hannah is rescued by Anton and her lover, Lars Lang, who she had presumed dead two years before. Hannah doesn’t know if she can trust Lars again, with her heart or with her life, but she has little choice. Injured in the escape attempt and wanted by the Gestapo, Hannah and Anton are trapped with Lars in Berlin. While Hannah works on an exit strategy, she helps to search for Ruth, the missing toddler of her Jewish friend Paul, who was disappeared during the deportation.

Trapped in Nazi Germany with her son just days before Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, Hannah knows the dangers of staying any longer than needed. But she can’t turn her back on this one little girl, even if it plunges her and her family into danger.

 

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A herd of black and white Friesian cattle, a pair of mismatched draft horses, and a blacksmith’s shop passed by the Fiat’s windows. Nothing looked any different from any other Polish village. Yet today there were twelve thousand reasons why Zbaszyn was no longer a simple farming town. If only I could find them.
“Where do we go, Frau Zinsli?” Our driver, Fräulein Ivona, used the only name of mine she knew, my Swiss alias. My real name was Hannah Vogel, but in all of Poland, luckily, only my son Anton knew it.

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Praise for A City of Broken Glass

Praise for Rebecca Cantrell:

"Cantrell’s books are a blast."  —Boston Herald on A Game of Lies
 
"Chillingly realistic... There's so much to love about this novel."  —USA Today on A Game of Lies

“A race-against-the-clock thriller… Cantrell keeps the close calls and cliff-hangers coming."
Kirkus Reviews on A Night of Long Knives

“Set in 1931 Berlin, Cantrell’s scrupulously researched debut tolls a somber dirge for Weimar Germany in its last days…this unforgettable novel, which can be as painful to read as the history it foreshadows, builds to an appropriately bittersweet ending.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review, on  A Trace of Smoke


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Rebecca Cantrell

Award-winning author REBECCA CANTRELL majored in German, Creative Writing, and History at the Freie Universität of Berlin and Carnegie Mellon University. She currently lives in Hawaii with her husband and son. 

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A City of Broken Glass
Rebecca Cantrell

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Macavity Award - Nominee, Mary Higgins Clark Award Nominee

Hardcover

Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
July 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765327345
ISBN10: 0765327341
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$25.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
January 2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765327369
ISBN10: 0765327368
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages, Glossary
$14.99

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e-Book Agency
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
July 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429946438
ISBN10: 1429946431
336 pages
$2.99
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