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.
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!