The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan – Audiobooks , MP3
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+ Author : Stephen P. Kiernan (Author), Cassandra Campbell (Narrator)
+ Format : MP3 ( without DRM – You can listen on many Other Devices )
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+ Listening Length : 9 hours and 15 minutes
+ Language : English
From the multiple-award-winning, critically acclaimed author of The Hummingbird and The Curiositycomes a dazzling novel of World War II – a shimmering tale of courage, determination, optimism, and the resilience of the human spirit, set in a small Normandy village on the eve of D-Day.
On June 5, 1944, as dawn rises over a small town on the Normandy coast of France, Emmanuelle is making the bread that has sustained her fellow villagers in the dark days since the Germans invaded her country.
Only 22, Emma learned to bake at the side of a master, Ezra Kuchen, the village baker since before she was born. Apprenticed to Ezra at 13, Emma watched with shame and anger as her kind mentor was forced to wear the six-pointed yellow star on his clothing. She was likewise powerless to help when they pulled Ezra from his shop at gunpoint, the first of many villagers stolen away and never seen again.
In the years that her sleepy coastal village has suffered under the enemy, Emma has silently, stealthily fought back. Each day she receives an extra ration of flour to bake a dozen baguettes for the occupying troops. And each day she mixes that precious flour with ground straw to create enough dough for two extra loaves – contraband bread she shares with the hungry villagers. Under the cold, watchful eyes of armed soldiers, she builds a clandestine network of barter and trade that she and the villagers use to thwart their occupiers.
But her gift to the village is more than these few crusty loaves. Emma gives the people a taste of hope – the faith that one day the Allies will arrive to save them.
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Emma is one of the strongest and most courageous characters I’ve ever encountered in a novel. We learn the gritty truth about how the citizens of European countries-in this case France-suffered under the heel of the Gestapo occupation. Coincidentally,I recently visited this area of France and heard stories about the resistance, even seeing places where they hid to escape arrest. This is a gripping story, hard to hear at times, but important lest we forget.
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