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A Short Time to Stay Here

By: Terry Roberts
Recommended for grade(s): 11, 12

War changes everything that should have been in the summer of 1917. The U.S. enters WWI and Stephen Robbins’ beloved Mountain Park Hotel is pressed into service as an internment camp for over 2,000 German nationals, including Hans Ruser and his men. Feisty Anna Ulmann, seeking her independence in a male-dominated world, flees south from New York to devote her life to documentary photography in beautiful Hot Springs, North Carolina. Haunted by demons both past and present, these people face heartbreaking tragedy. Yet together they discover the true meaning of imprisonment and escape. –From Amazon

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