Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Date: May 2005
Duration: 6 hours 1 minutes
In April 1940, as the Nazis march into Denmark, a rich girl of the Dundee summer colony names Sydney Brant marries a gifted Danish pianist, Laurus Moss. They believe the are well matched, as young lovers do, but almost at once, their views of the world and their marriage begin to diverge. Laurus's beloved family is in Copenhagen, hostage to what the fortunes of Hilter's war will bring, especially as Laurus's mother is Jewish. When Laurus chooses to leave Sydney in the fall of 1941 to help build a Danish Reistance from London, Sydney is dismayed. By the time they are reunited four years later, Laurus's family and the reader have been through one of the most stirring stories of the war, Denmark's courageous grassroots resuce of virtually all 7,000 of the country's Jews. Sydney in America has led a group kintting for the war effort and had a baby.