Within These Walls of Sorrow: A Novel of World War II Poland

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Kregel Publications
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6.2 X 8.6 X 1.2 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Amanda Barratt is the Christy Award-winning, ECPA best-selling author of several novels and novellas, including My Dearest Dietrich: A Novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Lost Love. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a two-time FHL Reader's Choice Award finalist. She and her family live in northern Michigan. Visit her at www.amandabarratt.net.


"This tense WWII historical from Barratt (My Dearest Dietrich) follows a woman's efforts to help her neighbors survive the Kraków ghetto. . . . An intimate look at the Holocaust, capturing how faith and selflessness can persist even in dire times. Moving and effective, this inspirational finds light in the darkest of places."-- "Publishers Weekly" (10/7/2022 12:00:00 AM)
As superbly written as it is haunting in its truth, Within These Walls of Sorrow unveils the darkness of inhumanity and the soul-wrenching fate of thousands in Poland during Hitler's reign of terror in WWII. Once again Amanda Barratt captures with riveting intensity the lives of her characters who fight to survive against insurmountable odds before the maw of the Nazi beast. Yet amid the despair and loss, she shines a fine, beautiful light on the hope, courage, and dignity of these people--enough to make one weep. Within These Walls of Sorrow should be required reading for this generation, and for any who continue to deny the Holocaust. Truly a tour de force.--Kate Breslin, best-selling author of For Such A Time (7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM)
In Within These Walls of Sorrow, Amanda Barratt tenderly honors the experiences of Polish Jews during the German occupation by drawing readers into the inner lives of a few ordinary people who find themselves immersed in unimaginable horrors designed to strip a people of their identity and worth. Barratt weaves an unflinching tale that implores readers to stop and see, not a massive crowd of people, but individual hearts and souls. This book will linger in your heart and mind long after you've read the final page and will leave you with the question, Would you choose self-preservation or stand in the face of evil for a slim chance at saving another, aware that everything you have to give can't possibly be enough? --Amanda Cox, Christy Award-winning author of The Edge of Belonging (7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM)
There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for a friend, and Amanda Barratt's heartrending novel shows this truth in stark and powerful reality. Amid the Nazi terrors of war-torn Krakow, the love of family and the bonds of friendship withstand the ultimate test of faith and courage to emerge victorious. Within These Walls of Sorrow is an emotional journey that acknowledges both the horror of war and the resilience of the human spirit.--Stephanie Landsem, author of In a Far-Off Land (7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM)
Barratt refuses to look away or ignore the heartbreak and depredations imposed upon the Jews of Poland during the Holocaust. With writing both sensitive and courageous, she brings to life the physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental hardships that those forced into the ghettos endured. In the midst of the sorrow, though, are glimmers of goodness, light, and hope that will encourage the reader that God is still sovereign and that He can be found even in the worst circumstances. Through the power of story, Barratt shows that even the smallest kindness can change a life.--Erica Vetsch, author of the Thorndike & Swann Regency Mysteries (7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM)