Rising Sun, Falling Shadow

Rising Sun, Falling Shadow

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Return to World War II Shanghai in Dan Kalla's thrilling historical novel Rising Sun, Falling Shadow, the sequel to The Far Side of the Sky It's 1943 and the Japanese juggernaut has swallowed Shanghai and the rest of eastern China, snaring droves of American and British and German Jewish refugees. Newlyweds Dr. Franz Adler and his wife, Sunny, adjust to life running the city's only hospital for refugee Jews. Bowing to Nazi pressure, the Japanese force twenty thousand Jewish refugees, including the Adlers, to relocate to a one-square-kilometer "Shanghai Ghetto." Heat, hunger, and tropical diseases are constant threats. But music, theater, sports, and Jewish culture thrive despite what are at times subhuman conditions. Navigating Nazi treachery and ever-worsening conditions while living under the heel of the Japanese military, the Adlers struggle to keep the hospital open and their family safe and united.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 26mm | 180g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765371049
  • 9780765371041
  • 724,700

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An amazing novel. "The Huffington Post on The Far Side of the Sky" With its unusual setting and blend of terror, hope, and love, this historical novel deserves a wide readership. "Library Journal, starred review, on The Far Side of the Sky" An exciting, often touching story that combines wartime peril and romance in an attractive mix . [Kalla] knows how to weave a good tale, and his characters are endearing. "Booklist on The Far Side of the Sky" I ate up this novel . Recommended. "Historical Novel Society on The Far Side of the Sky" That's storytelling, pure and simple. "The National Post on The Far Side of the Sky" A big-canvas story with some very well-drawn characters. "The Globe and Mail on The Far Side of the Sky""show more

About Daniel Kalla

DANIEL KALLA is the international bestselling author of Pandemic, Resistance, Rage Therapy, Blood Lies, Cold Plague, and Of Flesh and Blood. His books have been translated into eleven languages. Two novels have been optioned for film. Kalla practices emergency medicine in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he lives with his family.show more

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378 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 20% (75)
4 46% (174)
3 29% (109)
2 4% (16)
1 1% (4)
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