Peet, Mal. Tamar.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

PEET, Mal. Tamar. Candlewick. 424p. c2007. 978-0-7636-4063-7. $8.99. SA*

To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, January 2007: This lengthy novel tells how the horrors of WW II terrorism (aka resistance fighting) affect three generations in one family. It reads like a thriller, with the action of wartime (winter, 1945) interspersed with mysteries of identity in 1995. The YA component is that the 15-year-old granddaughter, Tamar, who adores her grandfather, finds out when he commits suicide that his secrets from 1945 ruined the life of his son, Tamar's father. Uncovering the truth changes everything about her family. The resistance action takes place in Holland during the last winter of the war. Two young Dutchmen, trained and "run" by the British, are holed up in a remote area where they both fall in love with Marijke, the young woman at the farm where they are hiding...

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