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The Girl from the Train
The Girl from the Train
Author: Irma Joubert
A sweeping international love story that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit over the inhumanities of war and prejudice.Six-year-old Gretl and her sister jump from a train bound for Auschwitz, her mother and grandmother unable to squeeze between the bars covering the windows. The daughter of a German soldier, Gretl understands very little...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780529102379
ISBN-10: 0529102374
Publication Date: 9/8/2015
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
Members Wishing: 2
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Not to be confused with a very popular novel with a similar title, this powerful story includes one world war, two continents, and at least three languages. It follows the tumultuous childhood of a young girl whose life includes love, loss, and joy from a very early age. I am very glad I read this book and appreciated the Polish history facts I learned along the way.

This is not your typical Christian fiction novel - it is the author's first book to be translated from her native Afrikaans to English. In some places, the translation results in choppy sentences and unique word choices, but that didn't distract me as much as my inability to pronounce some names and terms.
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