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Crossing the Borders of Time by Leslie Maitland - ToC and Excerpt (With Photos)

Crossing the Borders of Time by Leslie Maitland - ToC and Excerpt (With Photos)

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Leslie Maitland is an award-winning former New York Times investigative reporter whose mother and grandparents fled Germany in 1938 for France, where, as Jews, they spent four years as refugees, the last two under risk of Nazi deportation. In 1942 they made it onto the last boat to escape France before the Germans sealed its harbors. Then, barred from entering the United States, they lived in Cuba for almost two years before emigrating to New York. This sweeping account of one family’s escape from the turmoil of war-torn Europe hangs upon the intimate and deeply personal story of Maitland’s mother’s passionate romance with a Catholic Frenchman.
Separated by war and her family’s disapproval, the young lovers—Janine and Roland—lose each other for fifty years. It is a testimony to both Maitland’s investigative skills and her devotion to her mother that she successfully traced the lost Roland and was able to reunite him with Janine. Unlike so many stories of love during wartime, theirs has a happy ending.
Leslie Maitland is an award-winning former New York Times investigative reporter whose mother and grandparents fled Germany in 1938 for France, where, as Jews, they spent four years as refugees, the last two under risk of Nazi deportation. In 1942 they made it onto the last boat to escape France before the Germans sealed its harbors. Then, barred from entering the United States, they lived in Cuba for almost two years before emigrating to New York. This sweeping account of one family’s escape from the turmoil of war-torn Europe hangs upon the intimate and deeply personal story of Maitland’s mother’s passionate romance with a Catholic Frenchman.
Separated by war and her family’s disapproval, the young lovers—Janine and Roland—lose each other for fifty years. It is a testimony to both Maitland’s investigative skills and her devotion to her mother that she successfully traced the lost Roland and was able to reunite him with Janine. Unlike so many stories of love during wartime, theirs has a happy ending.

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Publish date: Apr 17, 2012
Added to Scribd: Feb 08, 2012
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CONTENTS
Map 
 
viii 
one
 
·
“What’s Past Is Prologue”
1two
 
·
The Black Forest
8three
 
·
 
Die Nazi-Zeit 
 
30four
 
·
The Sidewalk of Cuckolds
48five
 
·
The Tattler’s Stone
61six
 
·
Gray Days, Phony War
80seven
 
·
Traveling Shoes
102eight
 
·
Occupied
116nine
 
·
A Telling Time
130ten
 
·
Crossing the Line
143eleven
 
·
The Sun King
168twelve
 
·
 
 J’attendrai 
 
183thirteen
 
·
A Time out of Time
200fourteen
 
·
Darkness on the Face of the Deep
219fifteen
 
·
Incommunicado
249
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