Kommandant's Girl (Paperback)Pam Jenoff (author)
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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 safety-and her marriage vows-in 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
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 27 mm
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 Soldier's Wife
`Secrets, lies, treachery, and passion...I 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 Aviator's Wife
`Jenoff has written a tribute to the human spirit that soars in the midst of epic despair...'-NPR
`Jenoff's prose is evocative and compelling'-The 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 ORPHAN'S TALE takes us on a heartbreaking, hopeful, touching and emotional journey; one that is not to be missed." - Jennifer Blankfein
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Superb book, you cannot help but love the characters of the book. usually this is not my type of book but i read it and i loved it. The Kommandant is a character you come to love and support, he is a superb character... More
This is so far my favourite book. I think it is an amazing novel about what a young Jewish girl's experiences in one of history's darkest periods. It is a novel about love and war.I enjoyed reading... More
Excellent read. Had me hanging on the edge of my seat. Gripping story of a Jewish Girls struggle to survive Nazi Germany. Can't wait for Pam Jenoffs next book, The Diplomats Wife
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