The Baker's Daughter

The Baker's Daughter

A Novel

Book - 2012
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After an interview with an elderly baker leaves her feeling like she is the one who revealed too much--especially about her Border Patrol husband, Riki--El Paso journalist Reba Adams, as well as her interview subject and Riki, must confront the ghosts ofthe past.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307460189
Branch Call Number: Fiction McCoy
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 24 cm

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Einer2
Sep 14, 2017

Good book. Some things a bit contrived but interesting and the depiction of what it may have been like to live in Germany was well written.

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JaniceDeG
Aug 29, 2016

A very engaging read. Well written and well paced. I love stories that flip between two time periods, and in the end, brings them together.

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gimeade
May 31, 2016

A memorable story that will have you returning to it in your mind, time and again.

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EmilyEm
Sep 20, 2015

Elsie Schmidt is the baker's daughter in war-torn Nazi Germany's Bavarian village of Garmisch. Her family is able to remain open due to kind-hearted Joseph, part of the local Gestapo. Her sister Hazel is part of the Lebensborn organization. Reba is a young journalist in El Paso today, looking for great stories and love with kind-hearted Riki, part of the border patrol. The novel follows their parallel lives and intersection at a German bakery at Christmas. I won’t deny this is a page-turner, but following McCoy’s 'The Mapmaker’s Daughter,' her work now seems formulaic and a little too predictable. A better book with similar 'secrets’ themes is Jenna Blum’s 'Those Who Save Us,' another wartime story with a bakery location.

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nancyamsler
Jan 30, 2015

Great read!

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Ilantha
Jan 08, 2015

I couldn't put it down. Fascinating and human.

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KathleenStagg
Feb 20, 2014

Amazing book. Loved it. A book everybody should read.

RACINE2000 May 01, 2013

Great book. I was totally engrossed in it and thoroughly enjoyed it. Worth a read.

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booklady413 Apr 09, 2013

This book goes back and forth from Nazi Germany to modern day Texas. The main character, the baker's daughter, is sheltering a young Jewish boy. How will she keep her secret? In 2007 Elsie is being interviewed by a young reporter at her Texas bakery. How will the past and present merge? Great read if you like this time period.

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