The Baker's Secret

  • Type: Books
  • By: Stephen P. Kiernan
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Recommended by: Betty J.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780062369581
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If you want to know your worth in this world, make a list of the people who will starve when you die.

And such is the mentality that drives Emmanuelle to risk her life to keep her fellow villagers fed. Charged with making 12 baguettes every morning for the German officer's mess, Emma imaginatively stretches the rations with ground straw, thereby fulfilling the order, but producing an extra two secret loaves each day. These two baguettes become the starting point for an elaborate web of give and take amongst the villagers as they struggle to survive the occupation of France. If you enjoyed The Nightingale, the Baker's Secret is a most worthy read.