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Author Turner, Dennis J., author.

Title What did you do in the war, Sister? / Dennis J. Turner.

Publication Info. [Dayton, Ohio] : Dennis J. Turner, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  940.531 TURNER    Check Shelf
Edition Second edition.
Description xviii, 299 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 22 cm
Note First edition published by Cincinnati Book Publishing, Cincinnati's, Ohio, 2016.
"Sisters of the resistance"--Cover.
Summary "The book is a fictional memoir based on actual events. The inspiration for the book came from hundreds of letters and other accounts written by Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur who were living in German-occupied Belgium and Italy during World War Two. Turner created a composite character, Sister Christina, who is described as an Ohio farm girl, who joined the Sisters of Our Lady of Namur to teach English and agricultural skills to young Catholic girls. Assigned to Belgium in 1939, she worked Nazi-occupied Belgium for the duration of World War Two. She and other Sisters of Our Lady of Namur in the Saint-Hubert Convent quickly learned that living their normal contemplative, disciplined lives was impossible in a country controlled by ruthless Nazis. Soon they were risking their lives by joining forces with the Belgian Resistance to hide refugees, Jews, and downed American pilots. Sister Christina believed her ordeal was over in September of 1944 when American troops liberated Saint-Hubert. That hope was crushed when Saint-Hubert was recaptured by the German army during the Battle of the Bulge; forcing the Sisters to revert to their tactics for survival and resistance until liberated for the second time."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur -- Fiction.
Nuns -- Belgium -- Fiction.
Anti-Nazi movement -- Belgium -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Belgium -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Belgium -- Fiction.
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. (OCoLC)fst00586632
Anti-Nazi movement. (OCoLC)fst00810297
Nuns. (OCoLC)fst01041386
Underground movements, War. (OCoLC)fst01355184
Belgium. (OCoLC)fst01210278
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Historical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726640
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781734631906 (paperback)
1734631902 (paperback)
9781734631913 (paperback)
1734631910 (paperback)
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