The Resource The orphan's tale [Book Club kit], Pam Jenoff

The orphan's tale [Book Club kit], Pam Jenoff

Label
The orphan's tale [Book Club kit]
Title
The orphan's tale [Book Club kit]
Statement of responsibility
Pam Jenoff
Title variation
orphans tale
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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. 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.
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10549420
Cataloging source
BT
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Jenoff, Pam
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Teenage girls
  • Orphans
  • Circus
  • Friendship
  • Secrets
  • Jewish children
  • Runaways
Target audience
adult
Label
The orphan's tale [Book Club kit], Pam Jenoff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes excerpt for The kommandant's girl and Reader's Group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
316 pages
Governing access note
Kits available to Book Club administrators. Please contact your local Branch Library if you are interested in registering
Isbn
9781489216083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Publisher number
  • 9781489216083BK
  • 1489216081BK
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The orphan's tale [Book Club kit], Pam Jenoff
Publication
Note
Includes excerpt for The kommandant's girl and Reader's Group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
316 pages
Governing access note
Kits available to Book Club administrators. Please contact your local Branch Library if you are interested in registering
Isbn
9781489216083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Publisher number
  • 9781489216083BK
  • 1489216081BK
Specific material designation
regular print

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