The Last Year of the War

The Last Year of the War Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa fourteen year old in 1943 aware of the war but distanced from its reach Then her father, a legal U.S resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity.The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers Together in the desert wilderness, Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences. Read The Last Year of the War Author Susan Meissner – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • The Last Year of the War
  • Susan Meissner
  • 04 February 2017
  • 0451492153

10 thoughts on “The Last Year of the War

  1. says:

    2.75 Stars rounded up Have you ever waited with bated breath for an author s new book to come out only to be disappointed Unfortunately, that happened to me with Susan Meissner s new novel The Last Year of The War Elise Sontag is a German girl Her family arrives at the Internment camp and there, she meets Mariko Inoue, a Japanese American Both families...

  2. says:

    As soon as I found out that Ms Meissner had a new novel coming out, I was very excited to receive an arc to review I ve been looking forward to this one I m sorry to say that I was disappointed This is a 3 mainly because I learned some history, liked the last of the book but then didn t like the very ending does that make any sense to you I think part of the strength of As Bright As Heaven was definitely in it s well described characters and of course the Spanish flu epidemic and myste As soon as I found out that Ms Meissner had a new novel coming out, I was very excited to receive an arc to review I ve been looking forward to this one I m sorry to say that I was disappointed This is a 3 mainly because I learned some history, liked the last of the book but then didn t like the very ending does that make any sense to you I think part of the strength of As Bright As Heaven was definitely in it s well described characters and of course the Spanish flu epidemic and mystery surrounding the baby, all of those things were action for me There was so much that happened to the characters and I also felt that they grew as a family throughout the novel.T...

  3. says:

    I love how this historical fiction book explored the topic of internment camps in World War 2 as it s something you don t see very often in the genre To be quite honest it s basically a let s just pretend it didn t happen type subject here in the United States I grew up in the 80s and 90s and I don t ever remember talking about it in school So I m glad this author decided this was a story worth telling.It s 1943 and fourteen year old Elise Sontag is living in Iowa with her parents and broth I love how this historical fiction book explored the topic of internment camps in World War 2 as it s something you don t see very often in t...

  4. says:

    5 stellar starsI simply loved this book and the characters that Susan Meissner brings to life, by the end of the book they felt like old friends The historical research is evident but seamlessly woven into a very realistic story There are broad themes of friendship, love, identity, family loyalty, the damages of war all with an important historical backdrop.We meet Elise Sontag when she is an elderly woman and then learnabout her early life as a typical teenager living in Iowa while W 5 stellar starsI simply loved this book and the characters that Susan Meissner brings to life, by the end of the book they felt like old friends The historical research is evident but s...

  5. says:

    I was sent this book after winning it from a giveaway, to read in exchange for an honest review Wow I am at a loss for wordsthis book was probably one of the best books that I have read in a LONG time Full of meaning Full of life Full of everything that a book should be full of I could go on and on about how much I loved reading this, or about how much is actually incorporated into this novel, but I am just going to keep it short and recommend that you all find out for yourself Yo I was sent this book after winning it from a giveaway, to read in exchange for an honest review Wow I am at a loss for wordsthis book was probably one of the best books that I have read in a LONG time Full of meaning Full of life Full of everything that a book should be full of I could go on and on about how much I loved reading this, or about how much is actually incorporated into this novel, but I am just going to keep it short and recommend that you all find out for yourself You will NOT be disappointed by any means Only a few minor grammatical errors throughout, but other than that, an amazing novel Please check this book out once it is released You will LOVE it I k...

  6. says:

    I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of Sue Meissner s upcoming release, and once again she knocks it out of the park Here s what I wrote for my blurb In her latest novel, Susan Meissner is at the top of her game With characters who leap from the page, Meissner uses a lesser known chapter in history to weave a story that is fearless, empathetic, and wise THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR is powerful and at times chillingly contemporary, and it reminds us why we read historical fiction in the f I was lucky enough to ...

  7. says:

    For several years my husband s department secretary was a Japanese American who came of age in a WWII internment camp Her stories were the first I had encountered Later I learned that German Americans were also identified as suspect hostile aliens and sent to internment camps But before reading The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner I had not heard of the repatriation program, exchanging interned families for POWs held by Germany and Japan.The Last Year of the War is Elise s life story H For several years my husband s department secretary was a Japanese American who came of age in a WWII internment camp Her stories were the first I had encountered Later I learned that German Americans were also identified as suspect hostile aliens and sent to internment camps But before reading The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner I had not heard of the repatriation program, exchanging interned families for POWs held by Germany and Japan.The Last Year of the War is Elise s life story Her parents were born in Germany and love their homeland but embraced America wholeheartedly Elise is a typical American girl Mariko is another American born child of immigrant parents Her Japanese parents have held to their heritage and identity Circumstantial evidence flag their fathers as potential alien enemies, ...

  8. says:

    This book deserves nothing less than a stellar review showcasing quotes and passages most deserving The prose is wise, compelling, and palatability moving For now, as the book is yet to be published, suffice it to say, I was deeply touched by Meissner s true to history story Both historical and contemp...

  9. says:

    If you don t tear up when finishing this incredible historical journey, then it s worth re reading It s a powerful and emotional story weaved through the final year of WWII from the perspective of Elise, a first generation German descendant who must return to German in the final months of the war At 15 years old, she s torn from her best friend, who was also displaced as a first generation Japanese born citizen, after Pearl Harbor changed all their lives for...

  10. says:

    Thanks NetGalley and BerkleyPublishing for a free copy of TheLastYearoftheWar in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own.The Last Year of the War is told from a unique perspective, and is a heartfelt story about two typical teenage girls in America whose parents are immigrants from Germany and Japan When WW11 breaks out, the families are sent to an internment camp in Texas and from there repatriated back to their home countries The girls, Elise and Mariko, meet at the camp an Thanks NetGalley and BerkleyPublishing for a free copy of TheLastYearoftheWar in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own.The Last Year of the War is told from a un...

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