Anja the LiarBook - 2003
The emotionally stirring story of desperation and intrigue in the wake of World War II. Anja Wienewska, frail and anxious, has narrowly survived World War II in German-occupied Krakow-and how she did it is her ugly secret. She meets Walter Fass-a soldier from the defeated side, with secrets of his own-at the gate of a displaced persons camp. They form a marriage of convenience, each desperately hoping to become someone new, to leave behind the haunting memories of who he was-and what he did-in wartime. They flee to Walter's family farm at the foot of the Italian Alps and there become more to each other than refugees with a common enemy. But when an old war comrade of Walter's shows up on their doorstep, their fragile peace begins to unravel. Anja the Liaris the story of three people who cannot leave the war behind, who carry it inside of them, informing their every thought, every action-and the devastating consequences of their uneasy alliance.
Publisher: New York: Riverhead Books, 2003.
Branch Call Number: MORAN
Characteristics: 322 p.