Surviving the Fatherland: A True Coming-of-age Love Story Set in WWII Germany


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$17.99  $16.55
Oppenlander Enterprises LLC
Publish Date
March 15, 2017
5.51 X 8.5 X 0.77 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Annette Oppenlander is an award-winning writer, literary coach and educator. As a bestselling historical novelist, Oppenlander is known for her authentic characters and stories based on true events, coming alive in well-researched settings. Having lived in Germany the first half of her life and the second half in various parts in the U.S., Oppenlander inspires readers by illuminating story questions as relevant today as they were in the past. Oppenlander's bestselling true WWII story, Surviving the Fatherland, has received seven awards/nominations, including the 2017 National Indie Excellence Award, the 2018 Indie B.R.A.G. and the 2019 Global eBook Award. Uniquely, Oppenlander weaves actual historical figures and events into her plots, giving readers a flavor of true history while enjoying a good story. Oppenlander shares her knowledge through writing workshops at colleges, libraries and schools. She also offers vivid presentations and author visits. The mother of fraternal twins and a son, she recently returned to her home, Solingen, Germany where she lives with her husband. Nearly every place holds some kind of secret, something that makes history come alive. When we scrutinize people and places closely, history is no longer a date or number, it turns into a story.


"This book needs to join the ranks of the classic survivor stories of WWII such as "Diary of Anne Frank" and "Man's Search for Meaning". It is truly that amazing!" InD'tale Magazine

"fast-paced and emotively worded and features a great selection of characters, flawed and poignantly three-dimensional." Historical Novel Society

"...eye-opening and heartbreaking..." San Francisco Review of Books

"I would heartily recommend this book as an engrossing and well-researched story with two of the most engaging protagonists I've read for a while." Jessica Brown for Discovering Diamonds - Independent Reviews of the Best in Historical Fiction

"I for one am glad she shared her story with us as it gives us a look at a different perspective from those who endured this tragic time in history. "Surviving the Fatherland" by Annette Oppenlander is highly recommended reading!" Carol Hoyer for Reader Views

"...simply beautiful." Readers' Favorite Book Award