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The orphan's tale, Pam Jenoff

Label
The orphan's tale
Title
The orphan's tale
Statement of responsibility
Pam Jenoff
Title variation
orphans tale
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Noa, forced to give up her baby fathered by a Nazi soldier, snatches a child from a boxcar containing Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp and takes refuge with a traveling circus, where Astrid, a Jewish aerialist, becomes her mentor
Member of
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.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10549420
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jenoff, Pam
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.E562
LC item number
O77 2017
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Circus
Target audience
adult
Label
The orphan's tale, Pam Jenoff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780778330639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 943704525
  • (OCoLC)943704525
Label
The orphan's tale, Pam Jenoff
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780778330639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 943704525
  • (OCoLC)943704525

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      37.377573 -76.770995
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