The Orphan's Tale: A Novel

The Orphan's Tale: A Novel

by Pam Jenoff

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ISBN-13: 9780778319818
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 02/21/2017
Edition description: Original
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 17,461
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels, including the international bestseller The Kommandant's Girl, which also earned her a Quill Award nomination. Pam lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school.

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The Orphan's Tale 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extraordinarily well developed charactors you cannot help but love... This story made me feel I was on the front line, in the winter woods, or under the Big Top, as the descriptions created images so real I could hear and smell and taste it. As I read the pages, I tried to formulate plans in my mind in an effort to try and save Astrid, Theo, and Noa from the horrors of war. Their amazing strength ultimately took my breath away! I want to read more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the first page I was captivated by this novel. Funny, sad, tragic, hopeful . . . the story of two circus performers trying to survive Nazi persecution runs the gamut of emotions. Well written with strong and multidimensional protagonists. I loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There's only one thing I can say in this review. READ THIS BOOK.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always learn interesting hisorical facts when reading Pam Jenoff's books. This was a great story about people finding refuge and friendship within the circus during world war II. Loved the characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first read of Pam Jenoff. She weaves the stories with hitorical facts drawing the reader directly into the lives of the characters. I don't think you will be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short and sweet:::: outstanding, buy it, read it love it!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought it was a wonderful heart wrenching and he .art warming at same time. It also made easy me reflect on those horrendous times in history and the horrendous atrocities committed and to know how trully blessed I am. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written and so easy to read. I couldn't put this book down.
ThoughtsFromaPage More than 1 year ago
I love books about World War 2, and The Orphan’s Tale is no exception. Jenoff focuses on the circus, loosely basing her novel on a German circus that sheltered Jews during the war. When I am reading a story such as this where brave individuals participate in the resistance, I am always awed by their courage and their ability to know what is right and stand up for that belief. Jenoff masterfully conveys the terror the German officers instilled in everyone around them and highlights the tactics they successfully used to ferret out traitors. I could feel the fear myself as I read her descriptions of the German army as they continually showed up unannounced at all hours of the day and night and even during circus performances, at times ripping parents from their children and separating spouses. When confronted with those situations as I read, I always find it completely horrifying that so many people did not speak up and instead contributed to the atrocities. It is truly hard to fathom. I also enjoyed learning so much more about the circus in the 1930’s and 1940’s. I really enjoyed that aspect of the book. I recommend reading The Orphan’s Tale if you like historical fiction. The story centered around events I was unaware of, and I always love learning new facts about World War 2. Thanks to TLC Book Tours and the publisher for the chance to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Magnificent! Gripping from the get go. Could not read fast enough, to see what was going to happen next. I loved every minute of this story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the most touching stories I have read in a long time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow what a great book anyone who likes to read books from the WW 2 era would love this book it held my interest from the first to the last page. My heart goes out to all those who suffered during this horrible part of history
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet, ordinary, passionate. Story of losing, so painful. Dream fulfillment. Loss
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read! I highly recommend the Orphan's Take Sad yet shows the resilience of the human spirit and the horrors they face yet survive the atrocities of war.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous 5 days ago
Amazing book!!! Great read and buy it now! One of the best books I have read.
Anonymous 23 days ago
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Anonymous 4 months ago
Well written book of life in a circus during the war in Germany. How trying to protect Jewish people from being killed. People banding together to help each other. This is the first book I read written by Pam Jenoff. She has done an exceptional job. Couldn't put the book down. joy943
Anonymous 5 months ago
The pages turned fast and I enjoyed learning the story of these two very brave women!!
Anonymous 9 months ago
Anonymous 9 months ago
Great book - interesting characters in unusual, but not outlandish, circumstances. Really enjoyed this read!
NanceeMarchinowski More than 1 year ago
Impressive! I became so invested in the characters in this book that I experienced life with them throughout this mesmerizing story. This is a new author for me, but I will definitely be reading more of her writing.
Storytellermary More than 1 year ago
Pam Jenoff's THE ORPHAN'S TALE was captivating — circus, nazis, rescued child . . . and well-written. I'm dealing with the two narrators by using different colored post-its for each. “Circus is a great equalizer” “judged on talent” “she can position me as surely as a marionette on strings” “Let go” Misplaced babies . . . and people and connections . . . reminded of the starfish story, can’t save them all, won’t make a difference, “made a difference to that one.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago