Kommandant's Girl (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
416
Utgivningsdatum
2015-04-01
Förlag
Mira
Dimensioner
206 x 137 x 28 mm
Vikt
280 g
ISBN
9781848454057

Kommandant's Girl

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING TITLE THE ORPHAN'S TALE OUT NOW Based in part on actual events, Kommandant's Girl is a compelling tale of love and courage in a dangerous and desperate times. Unique in voice and evocative in historical detail, this stunning debut faithfully explores the gray area between right and wrong and the timeless themes of home, stuggle and defiance in the face of overwhelming odds. Nineteen-year-old Emma Bau has been married only three weeks when Nazi tanks thunder into her native Poland. Within days Emma's husband, Jacob, is forced to disappear underground, leaving her imprisoned within the city's decrepit, moldering Jewish ghetto. But then, in the dead of night, the resistance smuggles her out. Taken to Krakow to live with Jacob's Catholic cousin, Krysia, Emma takes on a new identity as Anna Lipowski, a gentile. Emma's already precarious situation is complicated by her introduction to Kommandant Richwalder, a high-ranking Nazi official who hires her to work as his assistant. Urged by the resistance to use her position to access details of the Nazi occupation, Emma must compromise her safetyand her marriage vowsin order to help Jacob's cause. As the atrocities of war intensify, so does Emma's relationship with the Kommandant, building to a climax that will risk not only her double life, but also the lives of those she loves. Praise for Pam Jenoff: [A] heartbreakingly romantic story of forbidden love during WW2 Heat Must read Daily Express
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Wonderfully compelling The story grips from the very first page, and the atmosphere of the circus is entrancing you feel all the terror and thrill of the flying trapeze. Margaret Leroy, author of The Soldiers Wife Secrets, lies, treachery, and passionI read this novel in a headlong rush. Christina Barker Kline, #1 bestselling author of Orphan Train A thrilling, yet heart-breaking story of life and love, heroism and sacrifice in wartime Europe My Weekly This is a book not to be missed Melanie Benjamin, bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviators Wife Jenoff has written a tribute to the human spirit that soars in the midst of epic despairNPR Jenoffs prose is evocative and compellingThe Globe and Mail An emotional tale of survival and courage during a difficult time in Europe. Suzy Approved Book Reviews Jenoff keeps readers on their toes with the numerous twists and turns as well as the emotional peaks and valleys that had me reaching for tissues more than once. Romance Dish THE ORPHANS TALE takes us on a heartbreaking, hopeful, touching and emotional journey; one that is not to be missed. Jennifer Blankfein

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Pam Jenoff is the author of several books of historical fiction, including the NYT bestsellers The Lost Girls of Paris and The Woman with the Blue Star. She holds a degree in international affairs from George Washington University and a degree in history from Cambridge, and she received her J.D. from UPenn. She lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia, where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school.