The Night of the Burning

The Night of the Burning

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The book begins in eastern Europe in a little-known period of history - the chaotic years just after World War I. It's the story of Devorah and her little sister, who survive the Night of the Burning and are chosen to join a dramatic journey to a safe haven, stopping along the way in a luxurious hotel in London and a crowded orphanage in Cape Town. Based on a true story, it's a powerful and utterly compelling first-person account of the trauma experienced by a child, and her subsequent journey from despair through to hope.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 340g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747587175
  • 9780747587170
  • 1,863,386

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'Heartbreaking and poignant with a touching, positive conclusion' Kirkus Reviews
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About Linda Press Wulf

Linda Press Wulf has worked as an editor, journalist, and English teacher. Born in South Africa and resident at one time or another of Canada, Japan and Israel, she has lived for nine years now in California with her husband Stanley Wulf and her two sons. Stanley is in real-life the third child of the Devorah in this story. He went to medical school and, by coincidence, won the Isaac Ochberg Award. One man, Isaac Ochberg, changed the lives of two generations of the same family.
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134 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 29% (39)
4 39% (52)
3 24% (32)
2 7% (10)
1 1% (1)
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