The Light in Hidden Places

The Light in Hidden Places : Based on the true story of war heroine Stefania Podgorska

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DEATH PENALTY FOR ALL WHO GIVE AID TO A JEW.
DEATH TO ALL WHO HARBOUR A JEW.
DEATH TO ALL WHO FEED A JEW.
DEATH TO ALL WHO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO A JEW.

One knock at the door could be the death of them all...

It is 1943, and sixteen-year-old Stefania Podgorska has been working for the Diamant family in their grocery store in Przemsyl, Poland, for four years. She has even made a promise to one of their sons, Izio - an engagement they must keep secret since she is Catholic and the Diamants are Jewish.

But everything changes when the German army invades Przemsyl. The Diamants are forced into the ghetto, and Stefania is alone in an occupied city, the only one left to care for her six-year-old sister. And then comes the knock at the door. Max Diamant has jumped from the train headed to a death camp. Stefania and Helena make the extraordinary decision to hide Max, and eventually twelve more Jews. Then they must wait, every day, for the next knock at the door, the one that could destroy everything...

A powerful novel from a New York Times Bestselling author, based on the remarkable true story of Stefania Podgorska, a Polish teenager who hid 13 Jews in her attic during World War Two.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 25mm | 281g
  • Ebury Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529106532
  • 9781529106534
  • 10,258

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"Harrowing, heartbreaking, and yet so full of hope."
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Sharon Cameron wrote an exciting novel that weaves together the lightheartedness, sheer terror, and incredible inner strength of this young woman, my mom. This book exceeds all my expectations. * Ed Burzminski (Stefania's son) * Harrowing, heartbreaking, and yet so full of hope. * Jennifer Donnelly *
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About Sharon Cameron

Sharon Cameron's debut novel, The Dark Unwinding, was awarded the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work and the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and was named an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. Sharon is also the author of its sequel, A Spark Unseen; Rook, which was selected as an IndieBound Indie Next Top Ten Pick of the List; The Forgetting, a #1 New York Times bestseller and an IndieBound Indie Next List selection; and its companion, The Knowing.

She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee, and you can follow her on Twitter at @SharonCameronE or visit her website at sharoncameronbooks.com.
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