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Author Joubert, Irma, author.

Title The girl from the train / Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke.

Publication Info. Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2015]


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 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  F JOUBERT, I.    Storage
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F JOUBERT    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Adult Fiction  F JOUBERT    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION JOUBERT    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  FICTION JOUBERT    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Fiction  FIC-JOU    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC JOUBERT    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Teen  YA JOUBERT IRMA    Check Shelf
Description x, 370 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "A sweeping international love story that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit over the inhumanities of war and prejudice. Six-year-old Gretl and her sister jump from a train bound for Auschwitz, her mother and grandmother unable to squeeze between the bars covering the windows. The daughter of a German soldier, Gretl understands very little about how her grandmothers Jewishness brought her first to the ghetto, then to the train, and now, to the Polish countryside where she wanders, searching for food and water for her dying sister. Soon, Gretl finds refuge with Jakob, a Polish freedom fighter, and his family, where she is sheltered until the end of the war; Gretl is then sent away to a new life, a new name, and a new faith in Apartheid-era South Africa. As she comes of age in this strange place, she confronts its prejudices as she hides the truth of her past from her new family. When Jakob makes his way to South Africa many years later, Gretl and Jakob are reunited in a love story that transcends time and distance and survives the ravages of hatred and war"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Afrikaans fiction -- 21st century.
Afrikaans fiction. (OCoLC)fst00799967
Roman. (DE-588)4050479-7
Afrikaans. (DE-588)4000696-7
Poland -- 19th century -- Fiction.
South Africa -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Holocaust survivors -- Fiction.
Germans -- South Africa -- Fiction.
Poland -- Fiction.
South Africa -- Fiction.
Chronological Term 2000 - 2099
Added Author Silke, Elsa, translator.
Added Title Meisje uit de trein. English
ISBN 9780529102379 (paperback)
0529102374 (paperback)
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