To Die Beautiful by Jackson, Buzzy
To Die Beautiful -- Buzzy Jackson - Hardcover
Jackson, Buzzy

To Die Beautiful -- Buzzy Jackson - Hardcover

A heartrending novel based on a true story of love, loyalty, and the limits we confront when our deepest values are tested, by award-winning writer Buzzy Jackson

How far would you go to protect the people and country you love?

It's 1940 and Hannie Schaft is a shy nineteen-year-old law student living in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands with ambitious goals for her future. But dreams die in wartime, and Hannie's closest friends are no longer safe as fascism insidiously rises in her country. Hiding them is not enough. Hannie may be young but she can't stand aside as the menace of Nazi evil tightens its grip. Driven by love and moral outrage, Hannie soon becomes an armed member of the Dutch Resistance movement.

Hannie discovers her own untapped ferocity--wearing lipstick and heels to lure powerful Nazis close and assassinate them at point-blank range, and bombing munitions factories. As humanity collapses around her, Hannie finds a chosen family of friends within the Resistance and falls in love with a dashing fellow resister at a tremendous cost. Her greatest weapon is her determination to "stay human" (blijf menselijk) . . . a promise increasingly difficult to keep.

As Hannie is drawn deeper into a web of plots, disguises and assassinations, whispers spread like wildfire among enemy and friend alike. They all know of her, if not her name: she's "the Girl with Red Hair." A match for any Nazi soldier. A true threat. And a target.

To Die Beautiful is a timely look at how fascism flourishes and what good people do to fight back. Based on real events, To Die Beautiful is told with the drama and emotional resonance of meticulously researched history.

Author: Buzzy Jackson
Publisher: Dutton
Published: 05/02/2023
Pages: 448
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.42lbs
Size: 9.25h x 6.37w x 1.42d
ISBN: 9780593187210

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 12/01/2022 pg. 10
Booklist 03/15/2023 pg. 36
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2023

About the Author
Buzzy Jackson is the award-winning author of three books of nonfiction and has a PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley. A recent fellow at the Edith Wharton Writers-in-Residence, she is also a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She lives in Colorado.

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