The Book Cabinet Secret (Bokskåpets hemlighet)
Sweden: LB Förlag
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In grandma’s worn down cottage, hidden away in an old book cabinet, Rebecka finds a diary and a stack of letters dating from the 1940’s and soon realises that her family history is more complicated than she could ever have imagined. What dark secrets has her beloved grandma Anna been hiding all these years?
Rebecka has escaped her broken family situation and not seen her mother for a long time, but when her grandma ends up in the hospital, Rebecka reluctantly returns to her hometown in the south of Sweden. In the letters and the diary a story from World War Two comes alive. Young Anna is in love with Luca and ready to risk everything when he asks her to help smuggle Danish Jews over the sound, unaware that the action will change their lives forever.
As Rebecka reads, she begins to understand that she is not the only one who needs to reconcile with her past. But is there still time for the family to find their way back to each other?
The Book Cabinet Secret is a gripping and hopeful story about how to move past the grief of tragedy and love so great that it creates waves throughout history.