The Storyteller of Auschwitz
Auschwitz, 1942: The Nazis have already cut so many lives short, but can a person truly die if their story survives? I have to make it out. The world needs to know what’s happening here…
Stumbling through the terrifying wrought iron gates of Auschwitz, Jewish author Etty Weil longs for her apartment overlooking the Seine, where she used to laugh with friends, her shelves full of records and her beloved typewriter by the wide window.
Now she looks on in horror as a young girl, Danielle, is ruthlessly torn from her sobbing mother. Etty does the only thing she can to help: trapped inside the maze of barbed wire, she befriends fourteen-year-old Danielle and promises to cherish her like a sister.
Every evening, Etty tells Danielle stories, building a beautiful world of imagination and hope to escape into. Soon, Etty realises that the other women in their cramped hut are listening too. She encourages them to share their lives, to talk about their darling children, their love affairs and the beloved family they’ve already lost. Etty knows she must survive this terrible place: if only to keep her promise to these brave women that their stories will not be forgotten.
But the more hope Etty gives Danielle, the more chances the young girl begins to take, rebelling against the brutal SS guards. Etty tries to protect her, risking her own life and the stories she promised to save. But one day, Danielle goes too far… Will Etty stop her in time to save her? Or will Etty pay the ultimate price for the only thing truly worth dying for: love?
Fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Nightingale and The Choice will lose their hearts to this devastatingly beautiful and hopeful novel. The Storyteller of Auschwitz is a heartbreaking read about finding something to live for when all seems lost.
Readers love The Storyteller of Auschwitz:
‘From the very first page of this book I was hooked… This story had me ugly crying… an emotional rollercoaster… I read this book cover to cover in under 24 hours… One of the most powerful books I have read.’ @thebookreadingblonde, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Hands down the best historical fiction book I’ve read… An absolutely amazing, captivating novel… A heart-breaking, moving story that will not only have you crying with the horror that took place but laughing at the stories told. I loved… I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘By far the best book I have read in years… From the moment I started this book until I finished it, I was hooked. Tears streamed down my face through most of this story… This book is a must-read for everyone! This book will stay in my heart forever.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Grabbed my heart from the first page and never let go. Tears flooded my eyes and an ache throbbed inside my heart… This novel moved me deeply… gut-wrenching… amazing… A precious gift that kept giving… Magnificent… left me breathless, mesmerised and inspired… Unforgettable. Worth far more than 5 stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow, did I feel this book… had me laughing and crying within pages of each other, I couldn’t put this down. Gripped me from the first chapter, so I finished this within 24 hours of starting it.’ @thebookreadingbrunette, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Gosh this book. Both beautiful and heart-wrenching. It left me with tears in my eyes. One of the most powerful books I have ever read. I would give it more stars if I could because somehow five doesn’t seem like enough.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐