Eva's Cousin

Eva's Cousin

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Baker & Taylor
In a compelling historical novel based on the real-life memories of Eva Braun's cousin, twenty-year-old Marlene is delighted when her glamorous, older cousin, Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler's mistress, invites her to the Fnhrer's Bavarian mountain retreat, where, in 1944, Marlene finds herself in an opulent and dangerous world that forces her to confront the chilling reality of her life. 20,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
In the summer of 1944, twenty-year-old Marlene is thrilled when her older, more glamorous cousin, Eva Braun, Adolph Hitler's mistress, invites her to come to the Fuhrer's Bavarian mountain retreat. Against her father's wishes, Marlene accepts and immediately sets forth to Berghof.
There, while Hitler is away desperately trying to turn the tides of war, Marlene finds herself in a strange paradise, a world of opulence and imminent danger, of freedom and surveillance. The two women sneak off and skinny-dip in a nearby lake, watch films in the Fuhrer's private cinema, and flirt with the SS officers at the dinner table - one of whom will become Marlene's first lover.
Initially delighted by Eva's attentions, Marlene later tries to understand the elusive connection between her cousin and the man she loves.

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Twenty-year-old Marlene is delighted when her glamorous, older cousin, Eva Braun, invites her to Adolf Hitler's Bavarian mountain retreat, where, in 1944, Marlene finds herself in an opulent and dangerous world.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2002
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780345449054
0345449053
Branch Call Number: FIC Knauss, S 2002
Characteristics: 329 pages ; 22 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.2 18.0 66936
Additional Contributors: Bell, Anthea
Alternative Title: Evas Cousine. English

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KarenW
Mar 04, 2003

Based on fact, Eva''s Cousin, proves that you can be too close to the forest to see the trees. In this case it is the deep Bavarian woods near Obersalzberg that tend to hide the awful truth of the Third Reich. This dreamlike reminiscince portrays the Nazi elite as they haven''t been seen before: in a domestic setting. Their privileged lives remind one of the century before as they ride, hike, play, dance, and feast. One young girl, Eva Braun''s cousin in a series of flashbacks, tells the appalling truth in a way that is beautiful and addictive. You really can''t look away, even though you know what is at hand.

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