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The Orphans Tale
by Pam Jenoff
Historical Fiction
From The Jacket:A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan's Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night. Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.erspectives, the truth about the stunning death of Jennavieve Pruitt remains a mystery until the very end.
An emotional story of two women who start out with a prickly relationship but develop an incredible bond as they attempt to survive the war. It touches on the reality of the many people separated and orphaned by the war and the brave acts of those who helped them.
by-Linda 2018/02/27, 11:13 PM
 
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