Resistance Women: A Novel

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After Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries German economist Arvid Harnack, she accompanies him to Germany, where a promising future awaits. In the thriving culture of 1930s Berlin, the newlyweds create a new life filled with love, friendships, and rewarding work – but, as the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party, Mildred and her friends resolve to resist. For years, Mildred’s network stealthy fights to bring down the Third Reich from within. But, when Nazi radio operatives detect an errant Russian signal. Mildred and the Harnack resistance cell is exposed, with fatal consequences. Inspired by actual events, Resistance Women is an unforgettable story of ordinary people determined to fight the rise of evil, sacrificing their lives and liberty to fight injustice and defend the oppressed.

Personally, one of the things that I profusely enjoyed about Resistance Women was how tells a real-life story about the lives of women Mildred Harnack, Greta Kuckhoff, and Sara Weitz. Though the book was slow paced, the pace showed how catastrophic the events of World War 2 actually were, as well as showing the slow shifts towards war. Resistance Women brought a unique and fresh take on World War 2 literature and fiction, with a rare narrative of women at home, fighting as best as they could to help take down the Nazi party.


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Author Jennifer Chiaverini
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 608 pages
Publisher William Morrow
Publish Date 2019-05-14
ISBN 9780062841100
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Issue June 2019
Category Historical Fiction
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