The Girl From the Train is a wonderful selection for my December book club!
The perfect book to curl up with in front of a roaring fire with a cup of hot tea!! Set during the harrowing, final moments of World War II and full of historical detail. Irma Joubert, international bestselling author offers a haunting and deeply human portrait of the ravages of war and the resilience of the human spirit. The Girl From the Train is a captivating story of redemption and hope and unexpected joy. One you will want to share with your friends and book club.
The Girl From the Train is an extraordinary story of international scope and human triumph that comes to life through the bright eyes of a young, orphan girl named Gretl as she learns to navigate a world that has been laid waste by the cruelties of a war she cannot comprehend but must nevertheless endure. As the daughter of a fallen German SS officer and a Jewish mother, Gretl struggles with these complex issues of identity and must adapt within a uniquely dangerous position in the war-torn world in which she lives. She must adjust her language, background, names, and religion in order to survive while grappling with the universally human emotions and changes of growing up into adulthood.
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"Readers will adore intrepid Gretl and strong Jakob in this story of war, redemption and Love" –Publishers Weekly
"Richly imagined and masterfully told, a love story so moving it will leave you breathless. And deeply satisfied." -Tamera Alexander, bestselling author of To Win Her Favor and The Inheritance
"Joubert, masterfully crafts every scene with tenderness and hauntingly accurate detail. It’s a stunning coming-of-age novel that packs emotion in a delicate weave of hope, faith-and the very best of love" -Kristy Cambron, author of The Butterfly and the Violin and A Sparrow in Terezin
"A fresh voice and a masterpiece I could not put down-one I will long remember." -Cathy Gohike, Christy Award winning author of Secrets She Kept and Saving Amelie