The Orphan s Daughter

The Orphan's Daughter is a novel about a girl who grows up in the shadow of her troubled father, who spent his 1930s boyhood in a Jewish orphanage. Funny and suspenseful. Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2020.

The Orphan s Daughter

The Orphan s Daughter

The Orphan's Daughter is a novel about a woman who grows up in the shadow of her charismatic but troubled father, a man shaped by his boyhood in a Depression-era Jewish orphanage. The two life stories are woven together to form the fabric of this funny and suspenseful work of literary fiction. Clyde Aronson survives the cruelties of the seemingly bucolic orphanage but is left scarred. Brilliant and self-destructive, a popular high-school teacher and a callous womanizer, he yearns for a son to replace the relationship lost when his father abandoned him. Instead, he fathers two daughters. He resents most the one who most resembles him: the younger, Joanna. Joanna Aronson is thirty, alienated, and living in Southern California when she learns of her father's puzzling illness. She returns home to Baltimore to help care for him. In the process, the two reconcile; Joanna struggles to come to terms with her own difficult history. Clyde promises to leave Joanna his collected papers, including a secret manuscript written long ago about life in the orphanage. After Clyde's death, Joanna's stepmother inherits the house and all of his possessions. She refuses Joanna any access. Determined, Joanna breaks into the house and steals the manuscript. The stepmother presses charges. Though fictional, The Orphan's Daughter is based upon the time, from 1924 to 1934, the author's father spent in the Hebrew National Orphan Home in Yonkers, New York. This evocative novel incorporates a strong female voice, contemporary feminist themes, Jewish cultural history, and a nostalgic sense of place. By turns wrenching and delightfully humorous, The Orphan's Daughter is a deft melding of history and psychological drama, a literary page-turner you won't want to put down.

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The Orphan's Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 418
Authors: Jan Cherubin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-11 - Publisher:

The Orphan's Daughter is a novel about a woman who grows up in the shadow of her charismatic but troubled father, a man shaped by his boyhood in a Depression-era Jewish orphanage. The two life stories are woven together to form the fabric of this funny and suspenseful work of
The Orphan's Daughter
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sandy Taylor
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-05 - Publisher: Bookouture

‘Wow… I absolutely loved this book. Warning: keep the tissues handy!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gut-wrenching… Brought me to tears numerous times’ Stacy is Reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ireland, 1924. For thirteen-year-old Nora Doyle every day is a fight for survival in Ballybun, the rural Irish village she calls home. Each night, as
The Orphan's Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 422
Authors: Sandy Taylor (Fiction writer)
Categories: Country life
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

For 13-year-old Nora Doyle every day is a fight for survival in Ballybun, the rural Irish village she calls home. Each night, as she feels the cold wind blowing through the cracks of her family's cramped cottage, Nora longs to escape the poverty surrounding her, and find her place in
The Orphan's Wish
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Melanie Dickerson
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-26 - Publisher: Thomas Nelson

From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes an inspired retelling of the beloved folk tale Aladdin. Orphaned and alone, Aladdin travels from the streets of his Arab homeland to a strange, faraway place. Growing up in an orphanage, he meets young Lady Kirstyn, whose father is the powerful
The Orphan Daughter
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sheila Riley
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-05 - Publisher: Boldwood Books Ltd

'A thoroughly enjoyable, powerful novel' Lyn Andrews 'An enchanting, warm and deeply touching story' Cathy Sharp Winter, Liverpool 1947. Evie Kilgaren is a fighter. Abandoned by her mother and with her father long gone, she is left to raise her siblings in dockside Liverpool, as they battle against the coldest

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