Berlin, 1939: bookstore owner and recent widow Amanda Sternberg is fleeing Nazi Germany with her two young daughters, heading towards unoccupied France. She arrives in Haute-Vienne with only one of her girls. Their freedom is short-lived and soon they are taken to a labour camp.
New York City, 2015: Elise Duval eighty years old, receives a phone call from a woman recently arrived from Cuba bearing messages from a time and country That she’s long forgotten. A French Catholic who arrived in New York after World War II, Elise and her world are forever changed when the woman arrives with letters written to Elise from her mother in German during the war, unravelling more than seven decades of secrets.
Inspired by one of the most shocking atrocities perpetuated by the Nazis, the 1944 massacre of all the inhabitants of the village of Oradour-sur-Glane in the south of France, The Daughter’s Tale is a beautifully crafted family saga of love, survival and hope against all odds.