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From the acclaimed author of The River Midnight comes the story two emigrant women who change each other’s lives and, despite following separate paths, are united in their love of a child.

In 1875, Nehama arrives at St. Katharine’s Dock, having fled the expectations of her family in Poland. Planning to create a new life for herself and then send for her family to join her,
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Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published April 20th 2011 by Vintage Canada
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Historical fiction at its finest! Jewish immigrants from Poland making a new life in the ghettos of England after escaping the the fear of revolution and the possible rule of Russia's czar.
I enjoyed every page losing sleep to read this novel. My kind of book!
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Main characters go through some hard times but ending is spine tingling. Set in East and West End (mentions Berwick Street)
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Lilian Nattel was born in Montreal and decided to be a writer at the age of 10 when she realized that not all writers were dead. Later, she lived in a Toronto garret and temporarily became an accountant to pay for the accommodation. Ever since the publication of The River Midnight, which was the first of her national bestsellers, she's written full time. That novel, published in 8 languages, was f ...more