Ellen Marie Wiseman

1 What She Left Behind

Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2013-12-31
Description :  In this stunning new novel, the acclaimed author of The Plum Tree merges the past and present into a haunting story about the nature of love and loyalty--and the lengths we will go to protect those who need us most.<br /><br />Ten years ago, Izzy Stone's mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother's apparent insanity, Izzy, now seventeen, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at the local museum, have enlisted Izzy's help in cataloging items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal, and a window into her own past. <br /><br />Clara Cartwright, eighteen years old in 1929, is caught between her overbearing parents and her love for an Italian immigrant. Furious when she rejects an arranged marriage, Clara's father sends her to a genteel home for nervous invalids. But when his fortune is lost in the stock market crash, he can no longer afford her care--and Clara is committed to the public asylum. <br /><br />Even as Izzy deals with the challenges of yet another new beginning, Clara's story keeps drawing her into the past. If Clara was never really mentally ill, could something else explain her own mother's violent act? Piecing together Clara's fate compels Izzy to re-examine her own choices--with shocking and unexpected results. <br /><br />Illuminating and provocative, <i>What She Left Behind </i> is a masterful novel about the yearning to belong--and the mysteries that can belie even the most ordinary life.<br /><br /><b>Praise For Ellen Marie Wiseman's The Plum Tree</b><br /><br />"Ellen Marie Wiseman's provocative and realistic images of a small German village are exquisite. <i>The Plum Tree </i>will find good company on the shelves of those who appreciated Skeletons at the Feast, by Chris Bohjalian, <i>Sarah's Key</i>, by Tatiana de Rosnay, and <i>Night</i>, by Elie Wiesel." --<i>NY Journal of Books</i><br /><br />"The meticulous hand-crafted detail and emotional intensity of The Plum Tree immersed me in Germany during its darkest hours and the ordeals its citizens had to face. A must-read for WWII Fiction aficionados--and any reader who loves a transporting story." --Jenna Blum, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Those Who Save Us</i><br /><br />"Wiseman eschews the genre's usual military conflicts of daily life during wartime, lending an intimate and compelling poignancy to this intriguing debut." --<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /><br />"Ellen Marie Wiseman weaves a story of intrigue, terror, and love from a perspective not often seen in Holocaust novels." --<i>Jewish Book World</i><br /><br />"A haunting and beautiful debut novel." --Anna Jean Mayhew, author of <i>The Dry Grass of August</i>

2 The Plum Tree

Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Religious 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2012-12-24
Description :  A deeply moving and masterfully written story of human resilience and enduring love, <i>The Plum Tree</i> follows a young German woman through the chaos of World War II and its aftermath.<br /><br />"Bloom where you're planted," is the advice Christine Bölz receives from her beloved Oma. But seventeen-year-old domestic Christine knows there is a whole world waiting beyond her small German village. It's a world she's begun to glimpse through music, books--and through Isaac Bauerman, the cultured son of the wealthy Jewish family she works for. <br /><br />Yet the future she and Isaac dream of sharing faces greater challenges than their difference in stations. In the fall of 1938, Germany is changing rapidly under Hitler's regime. Anti-Jewish posters are everywhere, dissenting talk is silenced, and a new law forbids Christine from returning to her job--and from having any relationship with Isaac. In the months and years that follow, Christine will confront the Gestapo's wrath and the horrors of Dachau, desperate to be with the man she loves, to survive--and finally, to speak out. <br /><br />Set against the backdrop of the German homefront, this is an unforgettable novel of courage and resolve, of the inhumanity of war, and the heartbreak and hope left in its wake. <br /><br /><b>Advance Praise For Ellen Marie Wiseman's<br />The Plum Tree</b><br /><br /><i>"The Plum Tree</i> is a touching story of heroism and loss, a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of love to transcend the most unthinkable circumstances. Deft storytelling and rich characters make this a highly memorable read and a worthy addition to the narratives of the Holocaust and Second World War." --Pam Jenoff, author of <i>The Ambassador's Daughter</i><br /><br />"A haunting and beautiful debut novel." --Anna Jean Mayhew, author of <i>The Dry Grass of August</i><br /><br />"In <i>The Plum Tree</i>, Ellen Marie Wiseman boldly explores the complexities of the Holocaust. This novel is at times painful, but it is also a satisfying love story set against the backdrop of one of the most difficult times in human history." --T. Greenwood, author of <i>Two Rivers<br /></i><br /><br />"An unusual point of view on the Holocaust. [<i>The Plum Tree</i>] is a story of star-crossed lovers in a time of genocide. . .The details are exquisite and very thorough. Young adult readers will find it refreshing to read a different perspective toward WWII Germany. The terrors of the war will ignite compassion and disbelief." – <i>VOYA Magazine</i>

3 The Life She Was Given

Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-07-25
Description :  <b>A GREAT GROUP READS Selection of the Women’s National Book Association and National Reading Group Month&#xa0;</b> <br /><br /><b>GOODREADS Best of the Month</b> <br /><i> <br /> From acclaimed author Ellen Marie Wiseman comes a vivid, daring novel about the devastating power of family secrets—beginning in the poignant, lurid world of a Depression-era traveling circus and coming full circle in the transformative 1950s.</i><br /><br />On a summer evening in 1931, Lilly Blackwood glimpses circus lights from the grimy window of her attic bedroom. Lilly isn’t allowed to explore the meadows around Blackwood Manor. She’s never even ventured beyond her narrow room. Momma insists it’s for Lilly’s own protection, that people would be afraid if they saw her. But on this unforgettable night, Lilly is taken outside for the first time—and sold to the circus sideshow.<br /><br />More than two decades later, nineteen-year-old Julia Blackwood has inherited her parents’ estate and horse farm. For Julia, home was an unhappy place full of strict rules and forbidden rooms, and she hopes that returning might erase those painful memories. Instead, she becomes immersed in a mystery involving a hidden attic room and photos of circus scenes featuring a striking young girl.<br /><br />At first, The Barlow Brothers’ Circus is just another prison for Lilly. But in this rag-tag, sometimes brutal world, Lilly discovers strength, friendship, and a rare affinity for animals. Soon, thanks to elephants Pepper and JoJo and their handler, Cole, Lilly is no longer a sideshow spectacle but the circus’s biggest attraction. . .until tragedy and cruelty collide. It will fall to Julia to learn the truth about Lilly’s fate and her family’s shocking betrayal, and find a way to make Blackwood Manor into a place of healing at last.<br /><br />Moving between Julia and Lilly’s stories, Ellen Marie Wiseman portrays two extraordinary, very different women in a novel that, while tender and heartbreaking, offers moments of joy and indomitable hope.

4 Coal River

Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2015-11-24
Description :  <i>In this vibrant new historical novel, the acclaimed author of</i> The Plum Tree<i> and </i>What She Left Behind<i> explores one young woman’s determination to put an end to child labor in a Pennsylvania mining town…</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> As a child, Emma Malloy left isolated Coal River, Pennsylvania, vowing never to return. Now, orphaned and penniless at nineteen, she accepts a train ticket from her aunt and uncle and travels back to the rough-hewn community. Treated like a servant by her relatives, Emma works for free in the company store. There, miners and their impoverished families must pay inflated prices for food, clothing, and tools, while those who owe money are turned away to starve. <br /> &#xa0;<br /> Most heartrending of all are the breaker boys Emma sees around the village—young children who toil all day sorting coal amid treacherous machinery. Their soot-stained faces remind Emma of the little brother she lost long ago, and she begins leaving stolen food on families’ doorsteps, and marking the miners’ bills as paid. <br /> &#xa0;<br /> Though Emma’s actions draw ire from the mine owner and police captain, they lead to an alliance with a charismatic miner who offers to help her expose the truth. And as the lines blur between what is legal and what is just, Emma must risk everything to follow her conscience.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> An emotional, compelling novel that rings with authenticity—<i>Coal River</i> is a deft and honest portrait of resilience in the face of hardship, and of the simple acts of courage that can change everything.

5 Die dunklen Mauern von Willard State

Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2015-11-09
Description :  Zehn Jahre ist es her, dass eine schicksalhafte Nacht für Izzy Stone alles veränderte: Ihre Mutter erschoss ihren Vater, während er schlief. Seitdem lebt die nun 17-Jährige bei Pflegefamilien. Als sie für ein Museum Gegenstände ehemaliger Insassen der alten und berüchtigten psychiatrischen Anstalt Willard State Asylum katalogisiert, stößt sie auf einen Stapel ungeöffneter Briefe und das alte Tagebuch einer gewissen Clara Cartwright. Je mehr sie über Claras Leben in Erfahrung bringt, desto mehr klären sich auch die Rätsel ihres eigenen Lebens …

6 El jardín de Dachau

Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman & Valentina Reyes
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-06-02
Description :  «Debes florecer donde has sido plantada», le aconseja su abuela a Christine Bölz, una sirvienta de diecisiete años. Pero ella quiere conocer ese mundo que hay más allá de su pueblo, apenas vislumbrado gracias a la música, los libros... y a Isaac Bauerman, el hijo de la acaudalada familia judía para la que trabaja. El futuro que ambos sueñan compartir tropezará con obstáculos más insalvables que su origen social. Bajo el régimen de Hitler, en Alemania se aprueban nuevas leyes que prohíben a Christine volver a su trabajo y tener cualquier relación con Isaac. Pero ella se enfrentará a la ira de la Gestapo y los horrores de Dachau en su afán por estar con el hombre a quien ama, por sobrevivir al horror y, finalmente, preservar la verdad. Una novela inolvidable sobre el valor y la decisión, sobre las atrocidades y el sufrimiento de la guerra y el empeño en no renunciar a la esperanza. PRENSA ¿El jardín de Dachau es una conmovedora historia de heroísmo y pérdida; un testimonio de la fuerza del espíritu humano y el poder que posee el amor para superar las circunstancias más inconcebibles. Su hábil narración y sus intensos personajes lo convierten en una lectura francamente memorable¿. Pam Jenoff, autora de The Ambassador Daughter ¿Esta novela es en ocasiones dolorosa, pero también es una grata historia de amor ambientada en una de las épocas más difíciles de la historia humana¿. T. Greenwood, autor/a de Two Rivers Leyenda de primera de cubierta: Una conmovedora historia de resistencia humana y amor imperecedero durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

7 La stagione dei ricordi perduti

Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2013-04-04
Description :  Unica, sincera, commovente<br />La storia vera di un amore che è sopravvissuto all'Olocausto<br /><br />Un romanzo ispirato a una storia vera<br /><br />La storia che una donna doveva raccontare<br />Un esordio indimenticabile che vi rimarrà nel cuore<br /><br />A diciassette anni Christine vive spensierata in un piccolo paese della Germania del Sud<br />Trascorre le sue giornate tra il duro lavoro come domestica nella casa dei Bauerman, una ricca famiglia ebrea, e lunghe escursioni nei boschi. Ed è proprio durante una di queste passeggiate che lei e Isaac, il figlio dei Bauerman, scoprono di essere legati da un sentimento intenso e profondo. Ma la Germania sta per conoscere gli orrori del nazismo, l’ascesa di Hitler spazza via e sconvolge ogni progetto e speranza. Le leggi razziali impediscono a Christine di continuare a lavorare e frequentare Isaac, il quale però non può fare a meno di sfidare le autorità e le convenzioni per incontrarla di nascosto. Finché Isaac e la sua famiglia non vengono deportati in quello che ben presto si rivelerà un campo di sterminio. Nei mesi e negli anni che seguono la ragazza affronterà privazioni di ogni tipo, l’angoscia dei bombardamenti e della lotta per la sopravvivenza, le persecuzioni della Gestapo e gli orrori di Dachau, in un viaggio coraggioso e disperato alla ricerca dell’uomo che ama. <br /><br />Sullo sfondo della seconda guerra mondiale, un romanzo indimenticabile, una storia di coraggio che fa brillare la scintilla della speranza<br /><br />Una struggente storia d'amore sbocciata tra gli orrori dell'Olocausto<br /><br />«Ellen Marie Wiseman rifugge le descrizioni dei conflitti militari tipici dei romanzi sull’Olocausto, per donare un’intima e convincente intensità emotiva a questo avvincente debutto letterario.»<br />Publishers Weekly<br /><br />«Un romanzo che non potrà mancare sugli scaffali di chi ha amato La chiave di Sara di Tatiana de Rosnay e La notte di Elie Wiesel.»<br />New York Journal of Books<br /><br />«La stagione dei ricordi perduti è un romanzo d’esordio splendidamente scritto. Negli anni Trenta non tutti i cittadini tedeschi non ebrei furono nazisti, tutt’altro. Ellen Marie Wiseman intesse una storia emozionante di paura e amore da una prospettiva insolita per un romanzo sull’Olocausto, quella di una giovane donna che si trova a fronteggiare le privazioni della guerra e il crescente clima di terrore instaurato dal nazismo.»<br />Jewish Book World<br /><br />Ellen Marie Wiseman<br />è nata e cresciuta in un piccolo paesino nello Stato di New York. La stagione dei ricordi perduti, il suo romanzo d’esordio, si ispira alle storie dei suoi nonni e dei suoi genitori, emigrati negli Stati Uniti dopo aver conosciuto gli orrori della seconda guerra mondiale e dello sterminio. Attualmente vive sulle rive del lago Ontario con il marito.

8 Plommonträdet

Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $18.99
Release Date :  2014-02-12
Description :  En djupt rörande och mästerligt skriven berättelse om människans motståndskraft och trofasta kärlek. “Blomma där du är planterad”, är rådet Christine Bölz får av sin älskade farmor. Men den sjuttonåriga Christine, som kommer från en fattig tysk familj, vet att det finns en hel värld utanför den lilla by hon är uppväxt i. En värld hon vill uppleva tillsammans med sin älskade Isaac Bauerman, sonen i den rika judiska familj där hon arbetar som tjänsteflicka. Men det är inte bara deras skillnad i ställning som hotar den framtid som Christine och Isaac drömmer om. Snart befinner de sig i en verklighet där lagar och regler förbjuder dem att vara tillsammans. Christine kommer att möta Gestapos vrede och genomgå Dachaus plågor för mannen hon älskar. Plommonträdet följer en ung tysk kvinna genom kaosets Tyskland under andra världskriget och tiden efteråt. Det är en historia om kärlek och överlevnad, om att berätta sanningen och om att stå upp för sina åsikter.

9 O Que Ela Deixou Para Trás

Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
Genre :  Romance  Books 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2015-10-13
Description :  Há dez anos, a mãe de Izzy Stone disparou sobre o seu pai enquanto este dormia. Arrasada pela insanidade da mãe, a jovem recusa-se a visitá-la na prisão. Para a ocupar, os seus pais de acolhimento inscreveram-na como voluntária num asilo público. Ali, no meio de pilhas de pertences sem dono, Izzy descobre um molho de cartas por abrir, um jornal antigo e uma janela improvável para o seu passado. Clara Cartwright, com 18 anos em 1929, está encurralada entre os seus pais superprotetores e o amor por um italiano. .

10 Das verlorene Medaillon

Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2017-02-01
Description :  Angesichts des Elends, das in der Bergarbeiterstadt Coal River herrscht, ist Emma Malloy fassungslos. Selbst Waise, geht ihr besonders das Schicksal der Kinder zu Herzen, die halb verhungert und unter Lebensgefahr in den Kohlenminen schuften müssen. Gegen den Willen ihrer wohlhabenden Verwandten, bei denen Emma seit dem Tod ihrer Eltern lebt, verteilt sie heimlich Nahrungsmittel an die Ärmsten und bringt den Kindern Lesen und Schreiben bei. Eines Tages trifft sie dabei auf den Arbeiter Clayton Nash, der sie vor der Kohlekompanie warnt, denn die duldet keine Einmischung ...

11 To, co zostawiła

Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-09-20
Description :  <b>Fenomenalna historia o miłości, lojalności i granicach poświęcenia w obronie najbliższych osób rozgrywająca się w dwóch wymiarach czasowych </b><br /><br /> Minęło dziesięć lat, odkąd matka Izzy Stone zastrzeliła śpiącego męża, pozbawiając swoją córkę ukochanego ojca.&#xa0;Przekonana o obłędzie matki Izzy nie może jej tego wybaczyć i wciąż odmawia odwiedzenia kobiety w więzieniu.&#xa0;Siedemnastolatka mieszka w rodzinie zastępczej, a w wolnych chwilach pomaga przybranym rodzicom w porządkowaniu zbiorów lokalnego muzeum, w którym pracują. Pewnego dnia w stercie porzuconych i zapomnianych przedmiotów Izzy znajduje zakurzony stos nieotwartych listów, które będą oknem do jej przeszłości.<br /><br /> Jest pierwsza połowa XX wieku. Osiemnastoletnia Clara Cartwright czuje się rozdarta pomiędzy posłuszeństwem wobec surowych rodziców a szaloną miłością do włoskiego imigranta. Ojciec Clary wpada w furię, gdy dziewczyna odmawia wstąpienia w zaaranżowane małżeństwo. Z wściekłości wysyła ją do kosztownego ośrodka dla obłąkanych. Wkrótce nadchodzi finansowy krach, który pozbawia rodzinę Clary całego majątku i skazuje ją na pobyt w publicznym przytułku.<br /><br /> Zamknięta w listach historia Clary sprawia, że Izzy zaczyna się głęboko zastanawiać nad wydarzeniami z przeszłości.<br /><br /><b>Prowokująca historia o tęsknocie za poczuciem przynależności i tajemnicach, które mogą odmienić nawet najbardziej zwyczajne życie</b><br /><br /><i>___</i><br /><br /><i>Oto opowieść, z kartek której bije przejmująca głębia i autentyczność. Rzuca niebywałe światło na ludzkie zachowania, ukazując jak niektórzy próbują zachować kontrolę nad czyimś życiem, zatracając przy okazji obraz samego siebie. </i><br /><br /> – „New York Journal of Books”<br /><br /><b>___</b><br /><br /><b>Ellen Marie Wiseman – </b>urodziła się w Three Miles Bay w okolicach północnego Nowego Jorku. Korzenie Ellen sięgają Niemiec i choć na stałe mieszka w Stanach Zjednoczonych, to właśnie germańska kultura i historia fascynują ją najbardziej. Często udaje się na wycieczki do Europy, skąd przywozi inspiracje do pisania powieści. Prowadzi sielankowe życie, mieszkając z mężem i trzema niesfornymi psami w pobliżu jeziora Ontario.

12 Die bittere Gabe

Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2018-02-01
Description :  Noch nie im Leben durfte die zehnjährige Lilly ihre Kammer auf Blackwood Manor verlassen. Die Menschen würden bei ihrem Anblick zu Tode erschrecken, so ihre Mutter. Umso erstaunter ist das Mädchen, als sie eines Tages mit in den Zirkus darf. Doch statt eine Vorstellung zu bestaunen, wird Lilly an die Freakshow verkauft und fortan als &#34;Eisprinzessin&#34; ausgestellt. Ihr Schicksal bessert sich erst, als sie entdeckt, wie gut sie mit den Elefanten umgehen kann. Aber erst zwanzig Jahre später wird ihr hartes Los gesühnt ...

13 Le donne di casa Blackwood

Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2018-05-17
Description :  Ai primi posti delle classifiche americane<br /><br /> Autrice del bestseller La stagione dei ricordi perduti<br /><br /> Una sera dell’estate del 1931 Lilly Blackwood intravede le luci abbaglianti del circo dalla finestra spiovente della sua camera da letto. Non ha il permesso di esplorare i dintorni della casa. Non è neanche mai uscita dalla sua stanza all’ultimo piano. Sua madre sostiene che sia per il suo bene e che le persone si spaventerebbero se la vedessero. Ma quella notte calda e stellata è destinata a cambiare ogni cosa: Lilly esce dalla sua prigione e si dirige verso il tendone del circo. Più di vent’anni dopo, la diciannovenne Julia Blackwood ha ereditato dai genitori la tenuta di famiglia e la casa adiacente. Per Julia, quello è un luogo di ricordi infelici, pieno di regole ferree e stanze proibite. Tornare lì dopo tanto tempo potrebbe aiutarla a liberarsi dai fantasmi del passato? Scavare a fondo tra i segreti di casa Blackwood porterà Julia a scoprire verità scabrose e tradimenti di cui si è macchiata la famiglia, perché la sua storia è intrecciata a quella di Lilly, in fuga per trovare la sua strada nel mondo duro, a volte brutale del Circo dei fratelli Barlow.<br /><br />Un’autrice da 1 milione di copie<br /> Tradotta in 12 Paesi<br /><br /> La vita di due donne è legata a casa Blackwood e ai suoi oscuri segreti<br /><br /> «La vita di un’artista circense e di una ragazza scappata di casa confluiscono magistralmente.»<br />Kirkus Reviews<br /><br /> «Due storie che si intrecciano gradualmente. Un romanzo ben costruito che affascina il lettore.»<br />Publishers Weekly<br /><br /> «L’autrice si immerge nelle vite delle giovani donne con delicatezza e una grande abilità nel dosare le emozioni.»<br />New York Journal of Books<br /><br /><b>Ellen Marie Wiseman</b><br /><br />È nata e cresciuta in un piccolo paesino nello Stato di New York. Attualmente vive sulle rive del lago Ontario con il marito. Ha scritto il suo romanzo d’esordio, La stagione dei ricordi perduti, pubblicato in Italia dalla Newton Compton, ispirandosi alle storie dei nonni e dei genitori, emigrati negli Stati Uniti dopo aver conosciuto gli orrori della seconda guerra mondiale e dello sterminio. Le donne di casa Blackwood è già un successo internazionale.



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