The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff – Book Review

The Orphan's Tale by Pan Jenoff

This novel is wonderful.  It tells a story of World War II through the lives of Noa, a runaway who steals a baby from a boxcar full of Jewish babies left out in the elements, and Astrid, a circus aerialist.  It seems that everyone in the circus has secrets and more than one reason to be hiding in plain sight.

circus aerialist

I loved the story-telling in this book.  There were the efforts of Noa to become an aerialist in order to stay with the circus; the story of Astrid herself and her own closely-held secrets; the story of a circus trying to stay together during an increasingly stricter Nazi rule; and of course, World War II itself.

I highly recommend this novel.  Well done, Jenoff!

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Pam Jenoff

 

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