Written By: Kelly Rimmer

Narrated By: Nancy Peterson, Ann Marie Gideon

Date: March 2019

Duration: 13 hours 47 minutes


Now a New York Times bestseller!

From the author of Truths I Never Told You, Before I Let You Go, and the upcoming The Warsaw Orphan, Kelly Rimmer’s powerful WWII novel follows a woman’s urgent search for answers to a family mystery that uncovers truths about herself that she never expected.

“Kelly Rimmer has outdone herself. I thought that Before I Let You Go was one of the best novels I had ever read…If you only have time to read one book this year The Things We Cannot Say should be that book. Keep tissues handy.”—Fresh Fiction

“Fans of The Nightingale and Lilac Girls will adore The Things We Cannot Say.” —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author

In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It’s a decision that will alter her destiny…and it’s a lie that will remain buried until the next century.

Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz. Now fifteen and engaged, Alina is unconcerned by reports of Nazi soldiers at the Polish border, believing her neighbors that they pose no real threat, and dreams instead of the day Tomasz returns from college in Warsaw so they can be married. But little by little, injustice by brutal injustice, the Nazi occupation takes hold, and Alina’s tiny rural village, its families, are divided by fear and hate.

Then, as the fabric of their lives is slowly picked apart, Tomasz disappears. Where Alina used to measure time between visits from her beloved, now she measures the spaces between hope and despair, waiting for word from Tomasz and avoiding the attentions of the soldiers who patrol her parents’ farm. But for now, even deafening silence is preferable to grief.

Slipping between Nazi-occupied Poland and the frenetic pace of modern life, Kelly Rimmer creates an emotional and finely wrought narrative. The Things We Cannot Say is an unshakable reminder of the devastation when truth is silenced…and how it can take a lifetime to find our voice before we learn to trust it.

Don't miss Kelly Rimmer's new and unforgettable novel, The Warsaw Orphan.  


  • Cherie B.

    This has become one of my favorite books. Complex family dynamics and rich historical perspective intertwine in a lovely story about perseverance, love and loyalty.

  • Renae Rountree

    Loved every minute of it!

  • Barri E.

    I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down. Narrators were great too.

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful historical fiction of a time we shall never forget in fear that we could return to such a society. Irish American, but full of empathy for all that suffered during that time period. Wonderful narration.

  • Sharon H.

    one of my favorites, a beautifully written book. Was heart breaking and lovely and the same time. Narration was perfect as well.

  • Anonymous

    This was a beautifully written book . The way they go between the two strong women .. and tell the story .. had me crying .. I really loved it .

  • Anonymous

    The story and the narration are both excellent. Thanks

  • Adela B.

    It is was a beautiful story. The narrator as very talented. While sad, it was informative! Thank you for having it in your library.

  • Anonymous

    Perfect timing of the interwoven story lines. Beautifully heartfelt. Loved every minute. Made me cry.

  • Taylor R.

    Absolutely amazing! I couldn’t stop listening. I finished this in 2 days.

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