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Diary of a dead man on leave / David Downing.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton FIC Dow (Text to phone) 33160142926396 Adult Fiction Available -
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry AF DOW (Text to phone) 33260000290263 Adult Fiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC DOWNING (Text to phone) 34014141710229 Adult Fiction Available -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven F DOWNING (Text to phone) 31953142939639 Adult Fiction Available -
Hall Memorial Library - Ellington DOWNING, DAVID (Text to phone) 34037143271031 Adult Fiction Available -
Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon FIC DOW (Text to phone) 33430141190504 Adult Fiction Available -
Lyman Memorial High School FIC DOW (Text to phone) 33431139407157 Fiction Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding FIC Dow (Text to phone) 33620143580179 Adult Fiction Available -
North Branch - Bridgeport FIC DOWNING (Text to phone) 34000081460180 Adult Fiction Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield FIC DOWNING, D (Text to phone) 36123132913565 Adult Fiction Available -
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"In April 1938, a man calling himself Josef Hofmann arrives at a boarding house in Hamm, Germany, and lets a room from the widow who owns it. Fifty years later, Walter Gersdorff, the widow's son, who was eleven years old in the spring of 1938, discovers the carefully hidden diary the boarder had kept during his stay, even though he should never have written any of its contents down. What Walter finds is a scathing chronicle of one the most tumultuous years in German history, narrated by a secret agent on a deadly mission. Josef Hofmann was not the returned Argentinian immigrant he'd said he was--he was a communist spy under Moscow's command to try to reconnect with any remnants of Germany's suppressed communist party. Hofmann's bosses believe the common workers are the only way to stop the German war machine from within. Posing as a railroad man, Hofmann sets out on his game of "Russian roulette," approaching Hamm's ex-party members one at a time and delicately feeling out their allegiances. He always knew his mission would most likely end in his death, and he was satisfied to make that sacrifice for the revolution if it could help stop Hitler and his abominable ideology. But as he grows close to the Gersdorffs, accidentally stepping into the role of the father Walter never had, Hofmann begins to wish for another kind of hope in his life"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Spy stories.
Communists > Germany > Fiction.
Boardinghouses > Fiction.
Diaries > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Germany > Fiction.
Germany > History > 1933-1945 > Fiction.
Genre: Spy stories.
Suspense fiction.
Spy stories.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Spy fiction.

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