All That Lingers
by Irene Wittig
The rise of Nazism in Austria catapults Emma's once idyllic life in Vienna into chaos. As she grapples with the harsh new reality of her country's betrayal, she desperately clings to her humanity by hiding her Jewish friends. In the aftermath, she finds solace in helping those in even greater need than herself.
The war sends Sophie, an innocent young girl, down unexpected paths. When she returns to Vienna from her American refuge, she will seek her lost history.
Friedrich, Sophie's uncle, teeters on the edge of what is right and his personal survival. His actions and inaction leave long-lasting repercussions that will threaten to throw all their lives into turmoil again.
While ruminating on the vagaries of friendship, love, family, and country, this bittersweet tale of the three interweaving lives ultimately celebrates the resilience of the human spirit.