The Orphan's Tale

The Orphan's Tale
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN 10: 1460396421
ISBN 13: 9781460396421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Orphan's Tale Book Review:

Look out for Pam’s new book, The Lost Girls of Paris, a story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female spies during World War II. A New York Times bestseller! “Readers who enjoyed Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants will embrace this novel. “ —Library Journal “Secrets, lies, treachery, and passion…. I read this novel in a headlong rush.” —Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan’s Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night. Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn 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 friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.

The Orphan's Tale

The Orphan's Tale
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: HarperCollins Australia
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN 10: 1489214577
ISBN 13: 9781489214577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Orphan's Tale Book Review:

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. “Secrets, lies, treachery, and passion...I read this novel in a headlong rush.” – Christina Baker Kline, No.1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train

The Orphan's Tale

The Orphan's Tale
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-02-23
ISBN 10: 1474056709
ISBN 13: 9781474056700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Orphan's Tale Book Review:

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 Train

An Orphan’s Tale

An Orphan’s Tale
Author: Valerie Miller
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-02-12
ISBN 10: 1532091524
ISBN 13: 9781532091520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


An Orphan’s Tale Book Review:

As Maryanne grows up during the 1940s in Philadelphia, life is far from ordinary. When she is just five years old, her mother passes away. After Maryanne’s father proves to be incapable of caring for her and her siblings, she moves in and out of multiple foster homes, eventually landing in an orphanage for the duration of her childhood and adolescence. Throughout life’s ups and downs, Maryanne learns to keep herself grounded, to never give up, and know in her heart that life has a way of taking the worst and making the best. Sadly, Maryanne never realizes the true meaning of family—until she meets her brother’s friend, William. But will Maryanne somehow find the courage to continue onward—even after losing everything—and overcome her obstacles to begin a new chapter? In this poignant young adult novel, an orphan embarks on a coming-of-age journey where she must find a way to persevere through her challenges to realize happiness.

The Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master's Son
Author: Adam Johnson
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 443
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0812992792
ISBN 13: 9780812992793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Orphan Master's Son Book Review:

The son of a singer mother whose career forcibly separated her from her family and an influential father who runs an orphan work camp, Pak Jun Do rises to prominence using instinctive talents and eventually becomes a professional kidnapper and romantic rival to Kim Jong Il. By the author of Parasites Like Us.

The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden

The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden
Author: Catherynne Valente
Publsiher: Spectra
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2006-10-31
ISBN 10: 9780553903102
ISBN 13: 0553903101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden Book Review:

A Book of Wonders for Grown-Up Readers Every once in a great while a book comes along that reminds us of the magic spell that stories can cast over us–to dazzle, entertain, and enlighten. Welcome to the Arabian Nights for our time–a lush and fantastical epic guaranteed to spirit you away from the very first page . . . Secreted away in a garden, a lonely girl spins stories to warm a curious prince: peculiar feats and unspeakable fates that loop through each other and back again to meet in the tapestry of her voice. Inked on her eyelids, each twisting, tattooed tale is a piece in the puzzle of the girl’s own hidden history. And what tales she tells! Tales of shape-shifting witches and wild horsewomen, heron kings and beast princesses, snake gods, dog monks, and living stars–each story more strange and fantastic than the one that came before. From ill-tempered “mermaid” to fastidious Beast, nothing is ever quite what it seems in these ever-shifting tales–even, and especially, their teller. Adorned with illustrations by the legendary Michael Kaluta, Valente’s enchanting lyrical fantasy offers a breathtaking reinvention of the untold myths and dark fairy tales that shape our dreams. And just when you think you’ve come to the end, you realize the adventure has only begun…. Praise for In the Night Garden “Cathrynne Valente weaves layer upon layer of marvels in her debut novel. In the Night Garden is a treat for all who love puzzle stories and the mystical language of talespinners.”—Carol Berg, author of Daughter of Ancients “Fabulous talespinning in the tradition of story cycles such as The Arabian Nights. Lyrical, wildly imaginative and slyly humorous, Valente's prose possesses an irrepressible spirit.”—K. J. Bishop, author of The Etched City “Astonishing work! Valente’s endless invention and mythic range are breathtaking. It’s as if she’s gone night-wandering, and plucked a hundred distant cultures out of the air to deliver their stories to us.”—Ellen Kushner, author of Thomas the Rhymer “Refreshingly original in both style and form, In the Night Garden should delight lovers of myth and folklore.”—Juliet Marillier, author of the Sevenwaters trilogy

ODERA

ODERA
Author: Nkem DenChukwu
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN 10: 1496941667
ISBN 13: 9781496941664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


ODERA Book Review:

My big brother, Eto, is 26. Me, I am 15 years old. He and I love to explore; and each day is a brand new adventure for us. We loved running through the woods and going to that part of the woods where “The Forbidden Lake” is located. Every time we would go to the Lake, it always felt like the very first time we discovered it.

Abandoned and Forgotten

Abandoned and Forgotten
Author: Evelyne Tannehill
Publsiher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2007-01
ISBN 10: 1587366932
ISBN 13: 9781587366932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Abandoned and Forgotten Book Review:

Much has been written about World War II, but not often do we hear about the immeasurable suffering of the Germans who wanted no part of Hitler's regime. "Abandoned and Forgotten" is the memoir of a young girl growing up in the then-German province of East Prussia by the Baltic Sea. Orphaned at the age of nine and left to fend for herself in a hostile world, Evelyne Tannehill witnessed firsthand what happens when law and order break down and self-preservation becomes the only thing that matters. Her journey is a poignant example of how resilient the human spirit can be, even in the face of war's greatest horrors.

The Soldier's Wife

The Soldier's Wife
Author: Margaret Leroy
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN 10: 1401342728
ISBN 13: 9781401342722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Soldier's Wife Book Review:

A novel full of grand passion and intensity, The Soldier's Wife asks "What would you do for your family?", "What should you do for a stranger?", and "What would you do for love?" As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she cares while her husband is away fighting. What she does not expect is that she will fall in love with one of the enigmatic German soldiers who take up residence in the house next door to her home. As their relationship intensifies, so do the pressures on Vivienne. Food and resources grow scant, and the restrictions placed upon the residents of the island grow with each passing week. Though Vivienne knows the perils of her love affair with Gunther, she believes that she can keep their relationship--and her family--safe. But when she becomes aware of the full brutality of the Occupation, she must decide if she is willing to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger. Includes a reading group guide for book clubs.

Orphans of Eldorado

Orphans of Eldorado
Author: Milton Hatoum
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2010-02-18
ISBN 10: 1847678327
ISBN 13: 9781847678324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Orphans of Eldorado Book Review:

This reimagining of the Amazon’s greatest legend by the prize-winning Brazilian author of The Brothers “does what every good telling of a myth should” (Financial Times). The setting for this fable is Eldorado, the Enchanted city that inhabited the fevered dreams of European navigators and conquistadors, but eluded all attempts to find it on the map. Some have linked it to Manaus, Brazil’s capitol city in the Amazon Basin, and it is here that Arminto Cordovil lives with his father Amando in a white mansion. Theirs relationship is full of fury and limitless ambition. Separating father and son is a remarkable cast of characters, from Angelina, the dead mother, to Denisio, the infernal boatman, and at the centre, Dinaura, a girl who betwitches Arminto and dreams of Eldorado… Orphans of Eldorado is an “unnerving and otherworldly” fable of love, family, longing, and despair. “Somewhere in the vivid descriptions of the rich Amazonian landscape, and amongst the complex life story of the protagonist, the reader becomes enchanted by the mysteries of the text” (The Skinny, UK). “A tough and gifted novelist.”—A.S. Byatt

The Orphan's Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice

The Orphan's Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice
Author: Catherynne Valente
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2007-10-30
ISBN 10: 9780553904413
ISBN 13: 0553904418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Orphan's Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice Book Review:

Catherynne M. Valente enchanted readers with her spellbinding In the Night Garden. Now she continues to weave her storytelling magic in a new book of Orphan’s Tales—an epic of the fantastic and the exotic, the monstrous and mysterious, that will transport you far away from the everyday…. Her name and origins are unknown, but the endless tales inked upon this orphan’s eyelids weave a spell over all who listen to her read her secret history. And who can resist the stories she tells? From the Lake of the Dead and the City of Marrow to the artists who remain behind in a ghost city of spice, here are stories of hedgehog warriors and winged skeletons, loyal leopards and sparrow calligraphers. Nothing is too fantastic, anything can happen, but you’ll never guess what comes next in these intimately linked adventures of firebirds and djinn, singing manticores, mutilated unicorns, and women made entirely of glass and gears. Graced with the magical illustrations of Michael Kaluta, In the Cities of Coins and Spice is a book of dreams and wonders unlike any you’ve ever encountered. Open it anywhere and you will fall under its spell. For here the story never ends and the magic is only beginning…. From the Trade Paperback edition.

An Orphan's Tale

An Orphan's Tale
Author: Jay Neugeboren
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 1497669502
ISBN 13: 9781497669505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


An Orphan's Tale Book Review:

The story of thirteen-year-old Danny Ginsberg, resident of the Maimonides Home for Jewish Boys in Brooklyn. The house only holds 14 orphans at a time and early in the story Danny runs away, looking for one of the home’s more successful alumni in order to hopefully save the imminent closing of the house.

Grand Central

Grand Central
Author: Karen White,Pam Jenoff,Sarah Jio,Melanie Benjamin,Kristina Mcmorris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 0698141512
ISBN 13: 9780698141513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Grand Central Book Review:

Ten bestselling authors inspired by New York City's iconic Grand Central Terminal have created their own stories, set on the same day, just after the end of World War II, in a time of hope, uncertainty, change, and renewal…. A war bride awaits the arrival of her GI husband at the platform…A Holocaust survivor works at the Oyster Bar, where a customer reminds him of his late mother…A Hollywood hopeful anticipates her first screen test and a chance at stardom in the Kissing Room… On any particular day, thousands upon thousands of people pass through Grand Central, through the whispering gallery, beneath the ceiling of stars, and past the information booth and its beckoning four-faced clock, to whatever destination is calling them. It is a place where people come to say hello and good-bye. And each person has a story to tell. Featuring stories from Melanie Benjamin, Jenna Blum, Amanda Hodgkinson, Pam Jenoff, Sarah Jio, Sarah McCoy, Kristina McMorris, Alyson Richman, Erika Robuck, and Karen White With an Introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah

An Orphan’s War: One of the best historical fiction books you will read this year

An Orphan’s War: One of the best historical fiction books you will read this year
Author: Molly Green
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-05-03
ISBN 10: 0008238987
ISBN 13: 9780008238988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


An Orphan’s War: One of the best historical fiction books you will read this year Book Review:

War rages, but the women and children of Liverpool’s Dr Barnardo’s Home cannot give up hope. An Orphan’s War is a gripping saga about love and loss on the Home Front.

Akin to Anne

Akin to Anne
Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Publsiher: Starfire
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780553283877
ISBN 13: 0553283871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Akin to Anne Book Review:

In a collection of "lost" stories by the author of "Anne of Green Gables," solitary schoolgirls and lonely adults search for, and find, happiness.

The Tale of an Orphan

The Tale of an Orphan
Author: Richard Paa Kofi Botchwey,Irene Archer
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2016-12
ISBN 10: 9780985075903
ISBN 13: 0985075902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Tale of an Orphan Book Review:

This book is about life. How painful and beautiful it can be. It is a lesson teacher as well as a comforter. It is an encourager as well as a chastiser. It is a journey through a storm with a triumphant ending. It is a book that can help change the world; a spellbinding memoir of childhood aching sadness and desperate humor. It is a testament which makes you believe, in spite of poverty and death, there is hope for the future.This chronicle of amazing triumph against all odds will help you understand life properly and live to be a blessing to the world.

The Ambassador's Daughter

The Ambassador's Daughter
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2013-01-29
ISBN 10: 0778315096
ISBN 13: 9780778315094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Ambassador's Daughter Book Review:

In 1919, Margot Rosenthal is brought by her father, a German diplomat, to a peace conference in Paris where she meets Georg, a dashing naval officer who gives her a job—and a reason to question everything she thought she knew about where her true loyalties should lie. Original.

The Orphan's Song

The Orphan's Song
Author: Lauren Kate
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN 10: 0735212597
ISBN 13: 9780735212596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Orphan's Song Book Review:

The historical adult debut novel by # 1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Kate, The Orphan's Song is a sweeping love story about family and music--and the secrets each hold--that follows the intertwined fates of two Venetian orphans. "A tangled knot of betrayal and love, lies and redemption. Marvelous." --Fiona Davis, author of The Address A song brought them together. A secret will tear them apart. Venice, 1736. When fate brings Violetta and Mino together on the roof of the Hospital of the Incurables, they form a connection that will change their lives forever. Both are orphans at the Incurables, dreaming of escape. But when the resident Maestro notices Violetta's voice, she is selected for the Incurables' world famous coro, and must sign an oath never to sing beyond its church doors. After a declaration of love ends in heartbreak, Mino flees the Incurables in search of his family. Known as the "city of masks," Venice is full of secrets, and Mino is certain one will lead to his long-lost mother. Without him, the walls close in on Violetta and she begins a dangerous and forbidden nightlife, hoping her voice can secure her freedom. But neither finds what they are looking for, until a haunting memory Violetta has suppressed since childhood leads them to a shocking confrontation. Vibrant with the glamour and beauty of Venice at its zenith, The Orphan's Song takes us on a breathtaking journey of passion, heartbreak, and betrayal before it crescendos to an unforgettable ending, a celebration of the enduring nature and transformative power of love.

The Lost Girls of Paris

The Lost Girls of Paris
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-01-29
ISBN 10: 1460398769
ISBN 13: 9781460398760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Lost Girls of Paris Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller “Fraught with danger, filled with mystery, and meticulously researched, The Lost Girls of Paris is a fascinating tale of the hidden women who helped to win the war.” —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II. 1946, Manhattan One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station. Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal. Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances. A Cosmopolitan Best Book Club Book, PopSugar Must-Read, and Glamour Best of 2019 “An intriguing mystery and a captivating heroine make The Lost Girls of Paris a read to savor!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network

Heidi

Heidi
Author: Johanna Spyri
Publsiher: Arcturus Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-09-12
ISBN 10: 1838578021
ISBN 13: 9781838578022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Heidi Book Review:

Heidi loves her simple life on the mountains, and she is heartbroken when she is taken to live in the city. She soon makes new friends, but she misses her grandfather, the goats, and her friend Peter. Will Heidi ever be allowed to return home? This charming tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers aged 4+.