“Spellbinding...This moving tale of young women's will to survive on their own terms will appeal to readers of all ages.”

—Publishers Weekly

About Pam

Pam Jenoff is the author of several books of historical fiction, including the NYT bestseller The Orphan's Tale. She holds a degree in international affairs from George Washington University and a degree in history from Cambridge, and she received her JD from UPenn. Her novels are inspired by her experiences working at the Pentagon and as a diplomat for the State Department handling Holocaust issues in Poland. She lives with her husband and 3 children near Philadelphia, where she teaches law.

About The Woman with the Blue Star

1942. Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents amid the horrors of the Kraków Ghetto during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous sewers beneath the city. One day Sadie looks up through a grate and sees a girl about her own age buying flowers.

Praise for Pam

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“In prose that is beautiful, ethereal, and poignant, The Orphan's Tale is a novel you won't be able to put down.”


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“...When it comes to bringing an era to life, this author has no peer. It's a powerful, moving drama of love, loss and redemption—heartbreaking, authentic and ultimately uplifting.”

—Susan Wiggs, #1 NYT Bestselling Author (The Last Summer in Chelsea Beach)

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“Pam Jenoff’s meticulously researched account of an unlikely and dangerous friendship during WWII is a timely and compelling account of the lengths we go to for the family we are born with, and the family we make for ourselves. It will leave you gasping at the end.”

—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Two Ways and A Spark of Light (The Woman with the Blue Star)

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“...luminous simplicity...This is historical romance at its finest.”

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(The Kommandant’s Girl)

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“An intriguing mystery and a captivating heroine make The Lost Girls of Paris a read to savor!”

—Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network

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“...Jenoff ably plumbs the concepts of courage, faith, and love against a dramatic backdrop.”

Booklist (The Ambassador’s Daughter)