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The Orphan's Tale
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 steals one of the babies and flees into the snowy night. more...
"In prose that is beautiful, ethereal, and poignant, The Orphan's Tale is a novel you won't be able to put down."
A gripping story about the power of friendship to save and redeem even in the darkest of circumstances
~Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of
The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator's Wife
Jenoff expertly performs a pirouetting tale worthy of a standing ovation.
~Sarah McCoy, New York Times bestselling author of The Mapmaker's Children
The Orphan's Tale is a wonderfully compelling story...The story grips from the very first page.
~Margaret Leroy, author of The Soldier's Wife
The Orphan's Tale begins with the most riveting first chapter I've ever read. With deftness and emotion, Jenoff sets
in motion a compelling story of friendship and courage during the Second World War.
~Charles Belfoure, author of The Paris Architect and House of Thieves
A beautiful and heart wrenching novel...Jenoff mesmerizes with her ability to weave in historical detail with
a story that explores love, friendship, and the endurance of the human spirit. A marvelous and satisfying read!
~Alyson Richman, bestselling author of The Lost Wife
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