A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France

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Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 1.1 inches | 0.61 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061650710

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About the Author

Caroline Moorehead is the New York Times bestselling author of the Resistance Quartet, which includes A Bold and Dangerous Family, Village of Secrets, and A Train in Winter, as well as Human Cargo, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. An acclaimed biographer, she has written for the New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Independent. She lives in London and Italy.

Reviews

"An extremely moving and intensely personal history of the Auschwitz universe as experienced by these women. . . . A powerful and moving book."--Natasha Lehrer, Times Literary Supplement (UK)
"Haunting account of bravery, friendship, and endurance."--Marie Claire
"As Moorehead delves deeply into the women's fight for survival, her narrative seamlessly comes together in order to share a significant part of history whose time has come to be heard."--Meganne Fabrega, Christian Science Monitor
"[Moorehead] traces the lives and deaths of all her subjects with unswerving candor and compassion. . . . In Moorehead's telling, neither evil nor good is banal; and if the latter doesn't always triumph, it certainly inspires."--Elysa Gardner, USA Today
"A miraculous story about friendship and the will to overcome extraordinary cruelty, heartache and loss."--The Jewish Journal, "Best Books of 2011"
"The first complete account of these extraordinary women and, incredibly, over 60 years later we are still learning new and terrible truths about the Holocaust. . . . An important new perspective. . . . Careful research and sensitive retelling."--Buzzy Jackson, Boston Sunday Globe
"Compelling . . . Moorehead weaves into her suspenseful, detailed narrative myriad personal stories of friendship, courage, and heartbreak."--Kirkus Reviews
"By turns heartbreaking and inspiring."--Caroline Weber, New York Times Book Review
"As chronicled by Moorehead with unblinking accuracy, their agonies are appalling to contemplate, their stories of survival and friendship under duress enthralling to hear."--More magazine
"A necessary book. . . . Compelling and moving. . . . The literature of wartime France and the Holocaust is by now so vast as to confound the imagination, but when a book as good as this comes along, we are reminded that there is always room for something new."--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post
"Heightened by electrifying, and staggering, detail, Moorehead's riveting history stands as a luminous testament to the indomitable will to survive and the unbreakable bonds of friendship."--Booklist (starred review)
"[A] moving novelistic portrait. . . . An inspiring and fascinating read."--Meredith Maran, People (31/2 stars)
"Even history's darkest moments can be illuminated by spectacular courage, such as courage that Caroline Moorehead movingly celebrates in A Train in Winter. . . . Moorehead has created a somber account, sensitively rendered, of yet another grim legacy of war."--Judith Chettle, Richmond Times-Dispatch