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It's not just a thousand miles that separates Hanna Majewski from her younger sister, Stefa. There is another gulf—between the traditional Jewish ways that Hanna chose to leave behind in Warsaw, and her new, independent life in London. But as autumn of 1940 draws near, Germany begins a savage aerial bombing campaign in England, killing and displacing tens of thousands. Hanna, who narrowly escapes death, is recruited as a spy in an undercover operation that sends her back to her war-torn homeland.

In Hanna's absence, her parents, sister, and brother have been driven from their comfortable apartment into the Warsaw Ghetto. Sealed off from the rest of the city, the Ghetto becomes a prison for nearly half a million Jews, struggling to survive amid starvation, disease, and the constant threat of deportation to Treblinka. Once a pretty and level-headed teenager, Stefa is now committed to the Jewish resistance. Together, she, Hanna, and Janka, a family friend living on the Aryan side of the city form a trio called The War Girls. Against overwhelming odds and through heartbreak they will fight to rescue their loved ones, finding courage through sisterhood to keep hope alive . . .

©2022 Michael Meeske (P)2022 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Courageous Sisters

VS Alexander is a master at creating a story you feel like you are witnessing in person. I so enjoyed listing to the characters come to life. The War Girls is superbly written and well thought out. The research is top notch. I was hooked by this story from the first sentence. I think it's the best book VS Alexander has writing so far and can't wait to see what comes next from this Author.
Kelli Tager did a wonderful job with the narration.

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