The List: A Novel

The List: A Novel

by Martin Fletcher
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The List: A Novel by Martin Fletcher

Martin Fletcher has captivated television audiences for thirty-five years as a foreign correspondent for NBC News. Now, Fletcher combines his own family's history with meticulous research in this gripping story of a young Jewish family struggling to stay afloat after World War II.

London, October 1945. Austrian refugees Georg and Edith await the birth of their first child. Yet how can they celebrate when almost every day brings news of another relative or friend murdered in the Holocaust? Their struggle to rebuild their lives is further threatened by growing anti-Semitism in London's streets; Englishmen want to take homes and jobs from Jewish refugees and give them to returning servicemen.

Edith's father is believed to have survived, and finding him rests on Georg's shoulders. Then Georg learns of a plot by Palestinian Jews to assassinate Britain's foreign minister. Georg must try to stop the murder, all the while navigating a city that wants to "eject the aliens."

In The List, Fletcher investigates an ignored and painful chapter in London's history. The novel is both a breathless thriller of postwar sabotage and a heartrending and historically accurate portrait of an almost forgotten era. In this sensitive, deeply touching, and impossible-to-forget story, Martin Fletcher explores the themes of hope, prejudice, loss and love that make up the lives of all refugees everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429990554
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 456,333
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

MARTIN FLETCHER is one of the most respected television news correspondents in the world and he is also rapidly gaining an equally impressive reputation as a writer. He has won many awards, including five Emmys, a Columbia University DuPont Award, several Overseas Press Club Awards, and the National Jewish Book Award. Fletcher and his wife, Hagar, have raised three sons. He spent many years as the NBC News Bureau Chief in Tel Aviv and he is currently based in Israel and New York, where he is a Special Correspondent for NBC News


MARTIN FLETCHER is one of the most respected television news correspondents in the world and he is also rapidly gaining an equally impressive reputation as a writer. He has won many awards, including five Emmys, a Columbia University DuPont Award, several Overseas Press Club Awards, and the National Jewish Book Award. Fletcher and his wife, Hagar, have raised three sons. He spent many years as the NBC News Bureau Chief in Tel Aviv and he is currently based in Israel and New York, where he is a Special Correspondent for NBC News. He is also the author of Breaking News, Walking Israel, and The List.

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eileen50 More than 1 year ago
I grew up in this part of London with parents and Grandmothers who fled Germany before WW2. Dorice and Cosmo were where I spent time with them. I recall my family getting confirmation until 1971 of relatives not having survived the Shoah. Reading this book was like reading my own history though my family were fortunately not so impoverished. The writer captures the sense of hope and then desperation and finally acceptance of the inevitable. I thought it was a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So sad but saved from being another awful wwii tragedy by good characters and a driving force to move forward from despair to hope. Not an easy feat given the subject matter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a light weight but an excellent book about WWII highly recommended
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ericakaye1 More than 1 year ago
I read this novel for my book club and worried it was supposed to be something "life changing"... something Tusdays w/ Mauryish. It was not. Simply written, unassuming, very human. It was at times heartberaking, and I found myself stirred up and indignant over some of the happenings. All in all a very nice novel for anyone fond of history,Jewish affairs, or stories about the love a family has for one another.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Martin Fletcher takes us to the problems the survivors face after WWII ends. He emphasizes the anti-semitism that exists in England and the on-going problems in Israel. It's wonderfully written and enlightening. Anyone interested in history and human rights will love this book.
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The List is a book you will never forget. Most people are under the impression that once WWII was over, everyone was allowed to go home, and start all over with respect and help. That is not the truth, and it is sad that we have to wait all these years to find out what really happened. People who lost every thing and everyone in their family, there was no home to go back to, and not being wanted any where, and yet it is expected that they start over with nothing, but scars and memories of what Germany did. They were not even allowed to go to their own country. In the end, at least there was hope for this couple, and through agonizing work, hope and prejudice, they were able to accomplish one thing that everyone in this world is entitled too...LIFE! We all need to embrace each other no matter race, religion or creed, and just maybe we wouldn't be having wars that ruin lives. By saving one person, we may be saving one race or nationality and bring peace to the world. Well done Mr. Fletcher!
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Very good read. Poignant& engaging
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