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Chateau Norman by  Hilary Norman - Paperback - 1989 - from Odds and Ends Shop and Biblio.com

Chateau Norman

by Norman, Hilary

Condition: As New


Dell Books. As New. 1989. Paperback. The spine and front cover, next to the spine, are creased from reading. The pages are clean, no tears or soiling. The pages and binding are tight. The edges of the covers and spine are very slightly scuffed from shelf wear. Except for the creases and scuffing the book is in new condition. ; Thick 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 565 pages; Ranging from World War I-era Europe to contemporary New York, Norman's intense, highly dramatic novel focuses on two indomitable women who stoically face misfortunes. Raised in Hungary by Catholic adoptive parents who hide her Jewish origins, Krisztina Florian falls in love with German Jew David Kaufmann. Her anti-Semitic father forbids them to meet, and a determined suitor, Baron Laurent de Trouvere, schemes to have David sent to a concentration camp. Disconsolately marrying the baron, Krisztina settles in at his exquisite chateau in Alsace, where she discovers his pro-Nazi sentiments and fierce temper. Soon widowed, she raises her son, Olivier, remodels the chateau into a deluxe hotel, and remarries. But her son becomes a monster of selfishness, greed, and anti-Semitism. Only his loyal half-sister, Ella, wins Olivier's love, yet his affiliation with a dangerous neo-Nazi organization almost costs her life. Norman manages her characters well, skillfully conveying the pains of loss and betrayal. The novel concludes with a memorably chilling, suspense-filled confrontation. Will combine shipping on more than one book. .


  • Bookseller: Odds and Ends Shop US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1557
  • Title: Chateau Norman
  • Author: Norman, Hilary
  • Format/binding:Paperback
  • Book condition: As New
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Dell Books
  • Date published: 1989

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