The Orphan's Tale

The Orphan's Tale

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER `Secrets, lies, treachery, and passion... I read this novel in a headlong rush.' - Christina Barker Kline, #1 bestselling author of Orphan TrainIn Nazi-occupied Holland, seventeen-year-old Noa snatches a baby from a train bound for the concentration camps, fleeing with him into the snowy wilderness surrounding the train tracks.Passing through the woods is a German circus, led by the heroic Herr Neuhoff. They agree to take in Noa and the baby, on one condition: to earn her keep, Noa must master the flying trapeze - under the tutorage of mysterious aerialist, Astrid.Soaring high above the crowds, Noa and Astrid must learn to trust one another...or plummet. But with the threat of war closing in, loyalty can become the most dangerous trait of all.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 23mm | 260g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HQ
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848455364
  • 9781848455368
  • 29,270

About Pam Jenoff

Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels, including the international bestseller The Kommandant's Girl, which also earned her a Quill Award nomination. Pam lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school.show more

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Wonderfully compelling... The story grips from the very first page, and the atmosphere of the circus is entrancing - you feel all the terror and thrill of the flying trapeze.' - Margaret Leroy, author of The Soldier's Wife`Secrets, lies, treachery, and passion...I read this novel in a headlong rush.' - Christina Barker Kline, #1 bestselling author of Orphan Train`A thrilling, yet heart-breaking story of life and love, heroism and sacrifice in wartime Europe' - My Weekly`This is a book not to be missed' - Melanie Benjamin, bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator's Wife`Jenoff has written a tribute to the human spirit that soars in the midst of epic despair...'-NPR`Jenoff's prose is evocative and compelling'-The Globe and Mail"An emotional tale of survival and courage during a difficult time in Europe." - Suzy Approved Book Reviews"Jenoff keeps readers on their toes with the numerous twists and turns... as well as the emotional peaks and valleys that had me reaching for tissues more than once." - Romance Dish"THE ORPHAN'S TALE takes us on a heartbreaking, hopeful, touching and emotional journey; one that is not to be missed." - Jennifer Blankfeinshow more

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20,326 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
5 31% (6,389)
4 44% (8,982)
3 20% (3,995)
2 4% (771)
1 1% (189)
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