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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Madeleine Maby, Kristin Harmel [Note]

Historical Fiction • 11.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

In this compelling coming-of-age story, narrator Madeleine Maby portrays the mysterious Jerusza in a wise and foreboding tone. The intuitive woman kidnaps Yona from Berlin just before her second birthday and raises her in the Naliboki Forest of Poland. Maby's depiction of Yona, initially brimming with curiosity and wonder, evolves to reflect the girl's growth into an increasingly self-assured young woman after Jerusza's death. As WWII approaches, Yona's purpose becomes clear: She is to help the Jews who are hiding in the forest. The author delivers a note on the historical underpinnings of this story at the end of the audiobook. Light, plaintive clarinet music introduces and ends the production. S.E.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2021]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2021

CD ISBN 9781797123820 $39.99 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN 9781797123318 $24.99

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