Survivor, " she answers. A tour de force that echoes modern classics like Suite Francaise and The Postmistress. There her husband, janusz, is already waiting for them at the little house at 22 Britannia Road. One of the most searing debuts to come along in years, 22 Britannia Road. Housekeeper or housewife?" the soldier asks Silvana as she and eight- year-old Aurek board the ship that will take them from Poland to England at the end of World War II.
But for silvana, who cannot escape the painful memory of a shattering wartime act, forgetting is not a possibility. Is the wrenching chronicle of how these damaged people try to become, once again, a true family. Wild, almost feral aurek doesn't know how to tie his own shoes or sleep in a bed. But the war has changed them all so utterly that they'll barely recognize one another when they are reunited.
Silvana and aurek spent the war hiding in the forests of Poland. An unforgettable novel that cries out for discussion, overcoming hardship, ultimately, it is a powerful story of primal maternal love, and, acceptance-one that will pierce your heart. Janusz is an englishman now-determined to forget Poland, forget his own ghosts from the way, and begin a new life as a proper English family.
The German Girl: A Novel
Weaving dual time frames, and based on a true story, The German Girl is a beautifully written and deeply poignant story about generations of exiles seeking a place to call home. Before everything changed, Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. An international bestseller featured in entertainment weekly, people, the millions, and USA TODAY “An unforgettable and resplendent novel which will take its place among the great historical fiction written about World War II.
Adriana trigiani, lilac girls, bestselling author of the shoemaker's wife a young girl flees Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, perfect for fans of The Nightingale, starred review debut novel, only to discover that the overseas refuge they had been promised is an illusion in this “engrossing and heartbreaking” Library Journal, and We Were the Lucky Ones.
Berlin, 1939. On her twelfth birthday, anna Rosen receives a mysterious package from an unknown relative in Cuba, her great-aunt Hannah. Its contents inspire anna and her mother to travel to Havana to learn the truth about their family’s mysterious and tragic past. But now the streets of berlin are draped in ominous flags; her family’s fine possessions are hauled away; and they are no longer welcome in the places they once considered home.
A glimmer of hope appears in the shape of the St. New york, 2014. Louis, a transatlantic ocean liner promising Jews safe passage to Cuba.
The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem: A Novel
Ever since gabriela can remember, she and Luna have struggled to connect. But when tragedy strikes, Gabriela senses there's more to her mother than painted nails and lips. Desperate to understand their relationship, gabriela pieces together the stories of her family's previous generations—from Great-Grandmother Mercada the renowned healer, to Grandma Rosa who cleaned houses for the English, to Luna who had the nicest legs in Jerusalem.
With great humor and heart, sarit Yishai-Levi has given us a powerful story of love and forgiveness—and the unexpected and enchanting places we find each. Finalist for the book club category of the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards. But as she uncovers shocking secrets, and the family curse that links the women together, forbidden romances, Gabriela must face a past and present far more complex than she ever imagined.
Set against the golden age of hollywood, and the swinging '70s, the dark days of World War II, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem follows generations of unforgettable women as they forge their own paths through times of dramatic change. The #1 international best seller, stories told and untold, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is a dazzling novel of mothers and daughters, and the ties that bind four generations of women.
Gabriela's mother luna is the most beautiful woman in all of Jerusalem, though her famed beauty and charm seem to be reserved for everyone but her daughter.
The Lost Letter: A Novel
Austria, 1938. Katie nelson is going through a divorce and while cleaning out her house and life in the aftermath, she comes across the stamp collection of her father, who recently went into a nursing home. A heart-breaking, heart-warming read for fans of The Women in the Castle, Lilac Girls, and Sarah's Key.
Author of the forthcoming In Another Time. When his teacher disappears during kristallnacht, his beloved teacher's fiery daughter, and simultaneously works alongside Elena, Kristoff is forced to engrave stamps for the Germans, and with the Austrian resistance to send underground messages and forge papers.
. A gorgeous and thrilling novel… Perfect for book clubs and fans of The Nightingale. Popsugara historical novel of love and survival inspired by real resistance workers during World War II Austria, and the mysterious love letter that connects generations of Jewish families. A romantic, poignant and addictive novel, The Lost Letter shows the lasting power of love.
When an appraiser, discovers an unusual world war ii-era austrian stamp placed on an old love letter as he goes through her dad's collection, Katie and Benjamin are sent on a journey together that will uncover a story of passion and tragedy spanning decades and continents, Benjamin, behind the just fallen Berlin Wall.
Kristoff is a young apprentice to a master Jewish stamp engraver. As he falls for elena amidst the brutal chaos of war, Kristoff must find a way to save her, and himself. Los angeles, 1989.
Peter fitzsimons reveals Nancy Wake's compelling story, a tale of an ordinary woman doing extraordinary things. From that moment, she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazis. The gripping true story of the woman who became the Gestapo's most wanted spy In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris.
By the end of the second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. Her network was soon so successful - and so notorious - that she was forced to flee France to escape the Gestapo, who had dubbed her "the white mouse" for her knack of slipping through its traps. Supplying weapons and training members of a powerful underground fighting force, organising Allied parachute drops, cycling four hundred kilometres across a mountain range to find a new transmitting radio - nothing seemed too difficult in her fight against the Nazis.
As a naïve, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. But nancy was a passionate enemy of the Nazis and refused to stay away. What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers, perfectly camouflaged by Nancy's high-society life in Marseille.
The Paris Secret: An epic and heartbreaking love story set in World War Two
Highly recommend, worthy of more than 5 stars!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 Stars. How to put my feelings into words about this book. The most moving story i’ve read in a long while… Magical… Mon Dieu, I have not wept so much in a while. Absolutely one of the best books i have read in 2018… lily graham has written one of the best books of the year in my honest opinion! If I could have given this a higher rating that 5 stars I would have done so… truly an unforgettable story!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars.
Sometimes in happiness and others in sadness. But what is the one devastating secret that Vincent is determined to keep from his granddaughter? An unputdownable and unforgettable story of love, fear and courage in a time of war. As she gets to know grumpy, she hears a tragic story of Nazi-occupied Paris, taciturn Vincent again, a doomed love affair and a mother willing to sacrifice everything for her beloved daughter.
Can valerie and vincent help each other to mend the wounds of the past? Valerie isn’t after a fairytale ending, she only wants the truth. Such rich characters and vivid scenes. Think i need that mangy old bookshop cat to come alive so I have something to cuddle right now. The book trail‘what a delightful yet sad and heart-breaking story! i loved the back and forth storytelling… The author has quite a talent for painting a picture as it was so easy for me to imagine everything!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘You really get a sense of Paris as well as sadly the war… Really makes you fall in love with the place.
Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and His Future
J. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and Alexander Graham Bell, and O. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, first-hand tales of adventure, memoirs about overcoming adversity, and much more.
In july 1939, günter boarded a bus to the border of Luxembourg, illegally crossed the river, and walked alone for seven days through Belgium and into Holland. During an emotional foot-stepping’ journey in september 2013, scrivens also visited günter’s birthplace, discovered the apartment in Koblenz where he fled following Kristallnacht in 1938, met with a school friend, drove the route of Günter’s walk through Europe, and retraced the final steps of his parents prior to their deportation to a Nazi death camp in Poland during 1942.
Skyhorse publishing, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, autobiographies, along with our Arcade, and memoirs. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
The story of a young boy who escaped Hitler and the Holocaustand lived happily ever after. Escaping hitler is the true story, and future, of günter Stern who, at fourteen, covering ninety years, education, when Adolf Hitler threatened his family, resolved to escape from his rural village of Nickenich in the German Rhineland.
He was intent on catching a ferry to England and freedom, but the outcome of his journey was not exactly as he had planned. Scrivens gathered her information through interviews with Günter, now known as Joe Stirling, and with those closest to him.
Lone Wolf in Jerusalem
During the war, after losing his family to Hitler's ''final solution, '' young David leads a courageous group of Jewish resistance fighters against the Nazis. As he begins his dangerous quest, David meets and falls in love with the beautiful Shoshana, a young Holocaust survivor whose spirit may have gotten damaged beyond repair.
Recounting the tragic losses and heroic triumphs of the Jewish people during this critical stage in their history, Lone Wolf in Jerusalem brings these events to life in a new and inspirational way, making them accessible to a new generation. An israeli best sellera thrilling tale of love, and revenge Set primarily in post-WWII Israel, Lone Wolf in Jerusalem is a suspenseful, Loss, action-packed novel that is a worthy contribution to Jewish historical fiction.
When germany is defeated, he journeys to Jerusalem, to find a new battle brewing. British occupation forces are entrenched in Israel, blocking Holocaust survivors from immigrating to their Jewish homeland. Originally written in Hebrew, this book quickly became a best seller in Israel. Determined to help his people find freedom, David uses his guerilla skills to single-handedly wreak havoc on the British.
Using drama, diskin has created a colorful and captivating story that entertains and educates through the exploits of main protagonist, and romance, adventure, David Gabinsky.
Gone to Soldiers: A Novel
Gone to soldiers is a testament to the ordinary people, with their flaws and inner strife, who rose to defend liberty during the most extraordinary times. Epic in scope, marge piercy’s sweeping novel encompasses the wide range of people and places marked by the Second World War. This sweeping new york times bestseller is “the most thorough and most captivating, most engrossing novel ever written about World War II” Los Angeles Times.
Each of her ten narrators has a unique and compelling story that powerfully depicts his or her personality, desires, and fears. The horrors of the concentration camps; the heroism of soldiers on the beaches of Okinawa, the skies above London, and the seas of the Mediterranean; the brilliance of code breakers; and the resilience of families waiting for the return of sons, brothers, and fathers are all conveyed through powerful, poignant prose that resonates beyond the page.
Special attention is given to the women of the war effort, whose twin sister, like Bernice, who rebels against her domineering father to become a fighter pilot, and Naomi, a Parisian Jew sent to live with relatives in Detroit, Jacqueline—still in France—joins the resistance against Nazi rule.
The Boat Runner: A Novel
National bestseller in the tradition of all the light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, comes an incandescent debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during the perilousness of World War II. Beginning in the summer of 1939, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, Edwin, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment.
On days when they aren’t playing with friends, Jacob and Edwin help their Uncle Martin on his fishing boat in the North Sea, where German ships have become a common sight. Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman lightbulb factory, and the locals hold the family in high esteem.
But conflict still seems unthinkable, even as the boys’ father naively sends his sons to a Hitler Youth Camp in an effort to secure German business for the factory. When war breaks out, Jacob’s world is thrown into chaos. The boat runner follows jacob over the course of four years, the stormy beaches of England, through the forests of France, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life—and his life’s mission—forever.
Through one boy’s harrowing tale of personal redemption, here is a novel about the power of people’s stories and voices to shine light through our darkest days, until only love prevails. . Epic in scope and featuring a thrilling narrative with precise, elegant language, The Boat Runner tells the little-known story of the young Dutch boys who were thrown into the Nazi campaign, as well as the brave boatmen who risked everything to give Jewish refugees safe passage to land abroad.
The Red Coat: A Novel of Boston
Dive into boston feet first! the red Coat is a rich novel that chronicles the legacy of Boston from both sides of the city, Southie and the Hill. The unlikely exchange will impact their respective daughters and families for generations to come, Rosemary, from the coat's original owner, marriage-minded collegian Cordelia Parker, Kay, to the determined and spirited King sisters of South Boston, and Rita.
And witness the profound impact of a mother’s heart on her children’s souls. See how the parkers and the Kings each overcome sudden tragedy with resolve and triumph. Meet the proud, working-class Irish and staid, upper-class Brahmins through the contrasting lives of these two families and their friends and neighbors.
Carlson brings us front and center with her knowing weave of Celtic passion – both tragic and joyful – words of wisdom, romance, humor, and historical events. Think downton abbey, set in the heart of boston irish domestic worker Norah King's decision to ask her wealthy employer, Caroline Parker, for an elegant red coat that the Beacon Hill matriarch has marked for donation ignites a series of events that neither woman could have fathomed.
As all of these young women experience the realities of life – love and loss, conflict and joy, a time of change, challenge, class prejudices and unexpected prospects – the red coat reveals the distinction between cultures, generations, and landscapes in Boston during the 1940s and 50s, and opportunity.