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At the wolf's table [electronic resource].

Postorino, Rosella, (author.). Stone, Polly (Narrator), (narrator.). Janeczko, Leah, (translator.). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Read by Polly Stone. (Cast).
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  • ISBN: 9781250316912 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 125031691X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 36 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Macmillan Audio, 2019.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Polly Stone.
Summary, etc.:
At the Wolf's Table is a moving audiobook based on the untold true story of the women conscripted to be Hitler's food tasters, from internationally bestselling author Rosella Postorino."They called it the Wolfsschanze, the Wolf's Lair. 'Wolf' was his nickname. As hapless as Little Red Riding Hood, I had ended up in his belly. A legion of hunters was out looking for him, and to get him in their grips they would gladly slay me as well." Germany, 1943: Twenty-six-year-old Rosa Sauer's parents are gone, and her husband Gregor is far away, fighting on the front lines of WWII. Impoverished and alone, she makes the fateful decision to leave war-torn Berlin to live with her in-laws in the countryside, thinking she'll find refuge there. But one morning, the SS come to tell her she has been conscripted to be one of Hitler's tasters: three times a day, she and nine other women go to his secret headquarters, the Wolf's Lair, to eat his meals before he does. Forced to eat what might kill them, the tasters begin to divide into The Fanatics, those loyal to Hitler, and the women like Rosa who insist they aren't Nazis, even as they risk their lives every day for Hitler's. As secrets and resentments grow, this unlikely sisterhood reaches its own dramatic climax. What's more, one of Rosa's SS guards has become dangerously familiar, and the war is worsening outside. As the months pass, it becomes increasingly clear that Rosa and everyone she knows are on the wrong side of history.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Food > Sensory evaluation > Fiction.
Women > Germany > History > 20th century > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Women > Germany > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Germany > Fiction.
Wolfsschanze (Poland) > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Women > Germany > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Germany > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
War stories.

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