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The Orphan's Tale
The Orphan's Tale
Author: Pam Jenoff
The Nightingale meets Water for Elephants in this powerful novel of friendship and sacrifice, set in a traveling circus during World War II, by international bestselling author Pam Jenoff. Seventeen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier during the occupation of her native Holland. Heartbroken over t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780778319818
ISBN-10: 0778319814
Publication Date: 2/21/2017
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: MIRA
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 98
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Ive had great luck with picking books to read so far this year. Just when I thought the last book I read would be my fav of the year, along came this one.

I was totally entranced, mesmerized by this tale. Beautifully written. I love stories from WW2, and this one will stay with me for many years to come.
This books end brought tears from me in the school parking lot today. I was not at all expecting the books outcome. Once I closed the cover, I felt only a small portion of the the pain that people felt back then in whatever situation they were presented with.

Touching, memorable, harsh, real and just plain ole magnificent story.

I had never read a book about the circus in connection with WW2 and how it provided an opportunity to hide individuals from the Nazi's. Though the story is fiction, some things are true. One thing that was true and that will stay with me is the train car full of only infants..babies..shipped off to a concentration camp. This will be a tough read for anyone but delicately so.
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