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The orphan's tale, Pam Jenoff

Label
The orphan's tale
Title
The orphan's tale
Statement of responsibility
Pam Jenoff
Title variation
orphans tale
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 the loss of the baby she was forced to give up for adoption, she lives above a small German rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep. When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants, unknown children ripped from their parents and headed for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the baby that was taken from her. In a moment that will change the course of her life, she steals one of the babies and flees into the snowy night, where she is rescued by a German circus. The circus owner offers to teach Noa the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their unlikely friendship is enough to save one another -- or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything
Summary
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 the loss of the baby she was forced to give up for adoption, she lives above a small German rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep. When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants, unknown children ripped from their parents and headed for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the baby that was taken from her. She steals one of the babies and flees into the snowy night, where she is rescued by a German circus. The circus owner offers to teach Noa the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their unlikely friendship is enough to save one another -- or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10549420
Cataloging source
ANL
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Jenoff, Pam
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Friendship
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • Circus performers
  • Orphans
  • Female friendship
  • Aerialists
  • Teenage girls
  • Circus
  • Life change events
  • Survival
  • Romance fiction
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The orphan's tale, Pam Jenoff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059545974
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Australian paperback edition.
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9781489216083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)971331234
Label
The orphan's tale, Pam Jenoff
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059545974
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Australian paperback edition.
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9781489216083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)971331234

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