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The Resource The Orphan's Tale [electronic resource] : A Novel/

The Orphan's Tale [electronic resource] : A Novel/

Label
The Orphan's Tale [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Title
The Orphan's Tale [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Statement of responsibility
Pam Jenoff
Title variation
orphans tale
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
-- A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, 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.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10549420
Cataloging source
BT
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Jenoff, Pam
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Circus
  • Teenage girls
  • World War II
  • Nazis
  • Infants
  • Secrets
  • Jewish children
  • Female friendship
  • Holocaust victims
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Holocaust (1933-1945)
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
Target audience
adult
Label
The Orphan's Tale [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
THREE_M:muwger9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460396421
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Orphan's Tale [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Publication
Control code
THREE_M:muwger9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460396421
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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