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Cilka's journey. #2 / Heather Morris.

Morris, Heather (Screenwriter), author. (Author). Matthews, Owen, writer of afterword. (Added Author).
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  • 0 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 4 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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21 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library MOR (Text) 33500013140579 New On holds shelf -
LARL Cataloging LARL67351 (Text) LARL67351 New On order -
Moorhead Public Library MOR (Text) 33500013140587 New On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library MOR (Text) 33500013142567 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250265708
  • ISBN: 1250265703
  • Physical Description: 343 pages : map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes a note from the author and additional biographical information about Cecilia "Cilka" Klein (p. 322-340).
Afterword by Owen Matthews.
Summary, etc.: Her beauty saved her life and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to Siberia. But what choice did she have? And where did the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when still a child? In a Siberian prison camp, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions. Cilka finds endless resources within herself as she daily confronts death and faces terror. And when she nurses a man called Ivan, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love.-- Publisher's description.
Author Notes

HEATHER MORRIS is a native of New Zealand, now resident in Australia. For several years, while working in a large public hospital in Melbourne, she studied and wrote screenplays, one of which was optioned by an Academy Award-winning screenwriter in the US. In 2003, Heather was introduced to an elderly gentleman who ‘might just have a story worth telling’. The day she met Lale Sokolov changed both their lives. Their friendship grew and Lale embarked on a journey of self-scrutiny, entrusting the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust to her. Heather originally wrote Lale’s story as a screenplay – which ranked high in international competitions – before reshaping it into her debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

Subject: Women prisoners > Russia (Federation) > Siberia > Fiction.
Siberia (Russia) > Fiction.
Ex-concentration camp inmates > Fiction.
Birkenau (Concentration camp) > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical / World War II.
FICTION / Jewish.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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