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Title: Light in Hidden Places, The
Authors: Cameron, Sharon
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 401
Year: 2015
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Language: English
Description: When the Germans invade the Polish city of Przemysl during WWII, it is just sixteen-year-old Fusia and her six-year-old sister Helena against the world… but before long Max Diamant turns up on their doorstep, having escaped from a train heading to a concentration camp. Already close to the Diamant family, Fusia doesn't hesitate to offer refuge to Max, little realising that he will be the first of thirteen people she and Helena will hide in their apartment.

Based on the true story of Polish war heroine Stefania Podgorska and supported with photos and Author's Note, this is a gripping, inspiring and suspenseful story of ordinary people doing remarkable things in the worst of times.


Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"A gripping and suspenseful read."

"Many war stories focus on survival in the concentration camps or resistance intrigue so this was a different account."

"It's a difficult book to put down!"

"The story is itself a light in a place that ought not to be hidden."

"The story does not attempt to lionise the characters, but in a calm and engaging way, presents them as ordinary people trying to survive in evil times."

"The book humanises the scope of the tragedy that engulfed Europe."

"Their sacrifice and resilience seems unbelievable in today's Covid-19 environment."

Categories: Fiction, War theme, Cross-over, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Faction, Historical, Human Rights, Inspirational, Morals/Ethics, Poland, Jewish Culture, 2022 Titles - Coming Soon

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