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  • 0 of 5 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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12 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library HAR (Text) 33500013417746 New Checked out 11/09/2021
Crookston Public Library HAR (Text) 33500013439047 New On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library HAR (Text) 33500013417753 New Checked out 10/30/2021
Hallock Public Library HAR (Text) 35500006495137 New Checked out 11/12/2021
Warroad Public Library HAR (Text) 35500006495145 New In transit -

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  • ISBN: 9781982158958
  • ISBN: 1982158948
  • ISBN: 9781982158941
  • ISBN: 198215893X
  • ISBN: 9781982158934
  • Physical Description: 376 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2021.

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Summary, etc.: 1941. Stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, Yona finds herself alone after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary existence is interrupted when she happens upon a group of Jews fleeing the Nazi terror. Stunned to learn what is happening in the outside world, she vows to teach the group all she can about surviving in the forest-- and in turn, they teach her some surprising lessons about opening her heart after years of isolation. When Yona is betrayed and escapes into a German-occupied village, her past and present come together in a shocking collision that could change everything. -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 May #2
    An elderly Jewish mystic, Jerusza, recognizes toddler Yona, born to wealthy Germans in Beriln, her father a Nazi, as a special being and takes her to live deep in the Eastern European forest. After Jerusza's death, Yona crosses paths with Polish Jews fleeing the Nazis. Reluctantly letting down her guard, she teaches them survival skills and gradually joins the group, becoming romantically involved with their charismatic leader. But when he betrays her, she sets off on her own and comes to a German-occupied village where her past and present collide, putting her and the group in danger. Harmel's latest WWII adventure, following The Book of Lost Names (2020), was inspired by her deep research into the stories of Jews who evaded the Nazis by hiding deep in the woods. Yona and her quest to understand her origins is compelling, but the real star is Harmel's richly detailed rendering of the sheltering and sustaining forest. Recommended for fans of historical novels with a strong sense of place, such as Delia Owens' Where the Crawdads Sing (2018) and Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone (2018). Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kristin Harmel is the New York Times bestselling author of a dozen novels including The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker&;s Wife, The Room on Rue Amélie, and The Sweetness of Forgetting. She is also the cofounder and cohost of the popular web series, Friends and Fiction. She lives in Orlando, Florida.

Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Underground movements Fiction
Kidnapping victims Fiction
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Fiction
Underground movements, War
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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