Thorndike Press

Forty Autumns

  • Nina Willner
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  • ISBN-10: 0062496913
  • ISBN-13: 9780062496911
  • DDC: 929.20943
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 lbs ( .48 kgs)
  • Paperback
  • Published/Released October 2016



A personal look at a tenuous era that divided a city and a nation, and continues to haunt us, Forty Autumns is an intimate and beautifully written story of courage, resilience, and love — of five women whose spirits could not be broken, and who fought to preserve what matters most: family.

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Customer Reviews

“Willner’s epic memoir traverses three generations of mothers, recounting the tragedy, estrangement, and overwhelming courage of a family torn apart. . . . Her interrogative and unabashed voice explores the painful intersection of national duty and familial responsibilities. . . . A thrilling and relevant read for historians and casual readers alike.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Thoughtful and informative, Willner’s book not only offers a personal view of the traumatic effects of German partition. It also celebrates the enduring resilience of the human spirit. A poignant and engrossing, occasionally harrowing, family memoir.”

— Kirkus Reviews