Far Side Of The Sky

September 18, 2012|
Far Side Of The Sky by Daniel Kalla
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On November 9, 1938-Kristallnacht-the Nazis carry out a shocking attack upon the Jewish citizens of Germany and Austria. Franz Adler, a secular Austrian Jew and surgeon, is desperate to find safety for himself and his family, but, like others seeking to escape the Nazi threat, finds only closed doors at the embassies and consulates.

When Franz learns that European Jews are able to travel without a visa to Shanghai, the cosmopolitan "Paris of the East," he and his family set off on a risky journey that will take them to an unknown future halfway around the world.

Weaving together political intrigue, romance and medical drama, The Far Side of the Sky brings to life an extraordinary chapter of Second World War history, when the cultures of Europe and Asia converged and heroic sacrifices were part of the everyday quest for survival. This sweeping account of a world in tumult is a moving, ultimately hopeful story about the value of family and courage in the darkest of times.

DANIEL KALLA practises emergency medicine in Vancouver, B.C. He is the author of six previous novels, including five scientific/medical thrillers. The idea for his first book,Pandemic, sprang from his clinical experience in facing the SARS crisis of 2003. Kalla’s books have been translated into ten languages; his novelPandemichas been ...
Title:Far Side Of The SkyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:464 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1 inShipping dimensions:464 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1 inPublished:September 18, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443402664

ISBN - 13:9781443402668

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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