The Warsaw Orphan: A WWII Historical Fiction Novel (Original)

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Graydon House
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5.8 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Kelly Rimmer is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and worldwide bestselling author of contemporary and historical fiction, including The Warsaw Orphan and The Things We Cannot Say. Kelly lives in rural Australia with her family and a whole menagerie of badly behaved animals. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty languages.


"Rimmer's heart-stopping rendering of the war in Nazi occupied Poland--of life, resistance, survival, and love--will captivate readers page-by-page. Elisabeita's tale offers a carefully-researched portrayal of history's darkest hours and one orphan's search for her place in the world." --Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours and The Book of Lost Friends

"A surefire hit [and] a heartbreaking and hopeful story of family, duty, love, salvation, and resistance. The Warsaw Orphan [is] a thoughtful, beautiful novel." --Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names

"What a fantastic book! Intensely moving, this story of the horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II is also a wonderful, ultimately life-affirming love story. Bravo, Kelly Rimmer! I'm going to be recommending this book to everyone I know." --Karen Robards, New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan of Paris

"Gripping... Rimmer does a great job of bringing WWII Warsaw to life... This one easily stands on its own." --Publishers Weekly

"Compelling and emotional, and the historical context is well researched." --Booklist

"Illuminating...engrossing [and] harrowing...Rimmer's suspenseful narrative will enthrall and move readers." --Publishers Weekly, starred review of Truths I Never Told You

"The back-and-forth between Beth in the 1990s and Grace's notes from the 1950s creates momentum, and readers of epistolary novels will nod at Grace's depiction of the lack of choices for women of that time. Contrasting that with the stigma of getting mental health help, which was still strong in the '90s, Rimmer paints a picture of women finding their strength then and now." -Booklist on Truths I Never Told You

"Best-selling author Rimmer expertly illustrates a heartbreaking portrayal of postpartum depression through multiple perspectives in dual time lines. For fans who appreciate emotionally wrenching reads such as those by Sarah Jio or Kristin Hannah." -Library Journal on Truths I Never Told You

"Everything Kelly Rimmer writes turns to gold." -SheReads

"An intense story of survival, hardship, and heartbreak, The Things We Cannot Say is sure to evoke emotion in even the most cynical reader." --New York Journal of Books

"Straddling the past and the present, The Things We Cannot Say is a mesmerizing tale of family, memory, forgiveness, and unconditional love, but it is also about retrieving lost stories...a true achievement in World War II fiction." --Historical Novel Society

"Fans of Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale and Pam Jenoff's The Orphan's Tale will enjoy this absorbing, emotional tale of love, heartbreak, and resilience." --Booklist on The Things We Cannot Say

"Kelly Rimmer has outdone herself. I thought that Before I Let You Go was one of the best novels I had ever read...[but] if you only have time to read one book this year The Things We Cannot Say should be that book. Keep tissues handy." --Fresh Fiction

"Fans of The Nightingale and Lilac Girls will adore The Things We Cannot Say." --Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author

"Kelly Rimmer has raised the already high bar with this unforgettable novel. Fans of Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah now have a new go-to author." --Bestselling author Sally Hepworth

"Ripped from the headlines and from the heart, Before I Let You Go is an unforgettable novel that will amaze and startle you with its impact and insight." --Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author

"Kelly Rimmer writes with wisdom and compassion about the relationships between sisters, mother and daughter.... She captures the anguish of addiction, the agonizing conflict between an addict's best and worst selves." --Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author on Before I Let You Go

"Kelly Rimmer's shimmering and poignant new novel [Before I Let You Go] broadens our current national conversation about seeking to combat the deadly yet curable disease of addiction while being ultimately a story of relationships." --Library Journal, Editor's Pick

"Rimmer's timely novel captures the unbreakable bond of two sisters and humanizes the difficult intersection of the opioid epidemic and the justice system." --Publishers Weekly on Before I Let You Go

"Get ready for fireworks in your book club when you read Before I Let You Go! One of the best books for discussion that I've read in years." --Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author