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The Woman with the Blue Star
“Some family you are born with, some family you find along the way, and some family are worth dying for. The Woman with the Blue Star is a deeply moving book set in the Nazi Occupied Poland during World War II. Told in dueling voices of Sadie, a young Jewish woman hiding in the sewers of Krakow, and Lucy, a well off Polish woman who is oblivious to the dangers of her world. When a chance meeting bring the two women together, a friendship is forged that will change their lives forever, and take them into the very grips of the Nazis. The only only way to survive is to depend on each other, and do their best with the lots they have been given. With heartbreaking realism, Pam Jenoff takes you into a world of danger, betrayal, sacrifice, and love that will make you cry with both sorrow and joy.”Gretchen,
“In The Woman With the Blue Star, Jenoff continues to showcase herself as one of the masters of historical fiction, deftly intertwining emotional power with historical accuracy. Much like The Lost Girls of Paris, this is one our customers will be coming back for again and again.”Alex Brubaker,
Midtown Scholar Bookstore
"An emotional novel that you will never forget." —Lisa Scottoline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eternal
From the author of The Lost Girls of Paris comes a riveting tale of courage and unlikely friendship during World War II -- Now a New York Times bestsller!
1942. Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents in the Kraków Ghetto during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous tunnels beneath the city. One day Sadie looks up through a grate and sees a girl about her own age buying flowers.
Ella Stepanek is an affluent Polish girl living a life of relative ease with her stepmother, who has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans. While on an errand in the market, she catches a glimpse of something moving beneath a grate in the street. Upon closer inspection, she realizes it’s a girl hiding.
Ella begins to aid Sadie and the two become close, but as the dangers of the war worsen, their lives are set on a collision course that will test them in the face of overwhelming odds. Inspired by incredible true stories, The Woman with the Blue Star is an unforgettable testament to the power of friendship and the extraordinary strength of the human will to survive.
Highly recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, CNN, BookTrib, Goodreads, Betches, AARP, Frolic, SheReads, and more!
Don’t miss Pam Jenoff’s new novel, Code Name Sapphire, a riveting tale of bravery and resistance during World War II.
Read these other sweeping epics from New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff:
The Lost Girls of Paris
The Orphan’s Tale
The Ambassador’s Daughter
The Diplomat’s Wife
The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach
The Kommandant’s Girl
The Winter Guest