• Within These Walls of Sorrow

    Within These Walls of Sorrow
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    Price: $17.99

    ISBN: 9780825447013

    Edition: January 17, 2023

    Pages: 304

    Dimensions: 6 x 9 (inch.)

    Publication date: January 17, 2023

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Kregel Publications

    Category: Fiction

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    Within These Walls of Sorrow

    A Novel of World War II Poland

    Christy Awards 2023 BOOK OF THE YEAR and the winner for best Historical Fiction 2023, by multiple-time Christy winner and widely-acclaimed author, Amanda Barratt

    "As superbly written as it is haunting in its truth."
    --Kate Breslin
    , best-selling author of For Such a Time

    Zosia Lewandowska knows the brutal realities of war all too well. Within weeks of Germany's invasion of her Polish homeland, she lost the man she loves. As ghetto walls rise and the occupiers tighten their grip on the city of Krakow, Zosia joins pharmacist Tadeusz Pankiewicz and his staff in the heart of the Krakow ghetto as they risk their lives to aid the Jewish people trapped by Nazi oppression.

    Hania Silverman's carefree girlhood is shattered as her family is forced into the ghetto. Struggling to survive in a world hemmed in by walls and rife with cruelty and despair, she encounters Zosia, her former neighbor, at the pharmacy. As deportation winnow the ghetto's population and snatch those she holds dear, Hania's natural resiliency is exhausted by reality.

    Zosia and Hania's lives intertwine as they face the griefs and fears thrust upon them by war, until one day, they are forced to make a desperate choice . . . one that will inexorably bind them together, even as they are torn apart.

    Amanda Barratt's meticulous research and lush, award-winning writing shine once again in this moving look at a group of unsung heroes who fought for hope and humanity in the most harrowing of times.

    "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."
    --Amanda Cox, Christy Award-winning author of The Edge of Belonging
    Author: Amanda Barratt
    Amanda Barratt is the multi-Christy Award-winning and ECPA best-selling author of several novels and novellas, including My Dearest Dietrich. 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 amandabarratt.net.