The Winter Guest: A Novel

August 26, 2014|
The Winter Guest: A Novel by Pam Jenoff
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A stirring novel of first love in a time of war and the unbearable choices that could tear sisters apart, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's Tale



Life is a constant struggle for the eighteen-year-old Nowak twins as they raise their three younger siblings in rural Poland under the shadow of the Nazi occupation. The constant threat of arrest has made everyone in their village a spy, and turned neighbor against neighbor. Though rugged, independent Helena and pretty, gentle Ruth couldn't be more different, they are staunch allies in protecting their family from the threats the war brings closer to their doorstep with each passing day. 

Then Helena discovers an American paratrooper stranded outside their small mountain village, wounded, but alive. Risking the safety of herself and her family, she hides Sam—a Jew—but Helena's concern for the American grows into something much deeper. Defying the perils that render a future together all but impossible, Sam and Helena make plans for the family to flee. But Helena is forced to contend with the jealousy her choices have sparked in Ruth, culminating in a singular act of betrayal that endangers them all—and setting in motion a chain of events that will reverberate across continents and decades.
Pam Jenoff was born in Maryland and raised outside Philadelphia. She attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge University in England where she earned her master's degree in history. She then was appointed as Special Assistenat to the Secretary of the Army. She worked helping victim's families of Pan Am Fl...
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Title:The Winter Guest: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 8.22 X 5.59 X 0.9 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 8.22 X 5.59 X 0.9 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:Mira BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0778315967

ISBN - 13:9780778315964

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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