In This Stunning New Historical Novel Inspired By True Events, Kim Van Alkemade Tells The Fascinating Story Of A Woman Who Must Choose Between Revenge And Mercy When She Encounters The Doctor Who Subjected Her To Dangerous Medical Experiments In A New York City Jewish Orphanage Years BeforeIn , Rachel Rabinowitz Is A Vivacious Four Year Old Living With Her Family In A Crowded Tenement On New York City S Lower Eastside When Tragedy Strikes, Rachel Is Separated From Her Brother Sam And Sent To A Jewish Orphanage Where Dr Mildred Solomon Is Conducting Medical Research Subjected To X Ray Treatments That Leave Her Disfigured, Rachel Suffers Years Of Cruel Harassment From The Other Orphans But When She Turns Fifteen, She Runs Away To Colorado Hoping To Find The Brother She Lost And Discovers A Family She Never Knew She HadThough Rachel Believes She S Shut Out Her Painful Childhood Memories, Years Later She Is Confronted With Her Dark Past When She Becomes A Nurse At Manhattan S Old Hebrews Home And Her Patient Is None Other Than The Elderly, Cancer Stricken Dr Solomon Rachel Becomes Obsessed With Making Dr Solomon Acknowledge, And Pay For, Her Wrongdoing But Each Passing Hour Rachel Spends With The Old Doctor Reveal To Rachel The Complexities Of Her Own Nature She Realizes That A Person S Fate To Be One Who Inflicts Harm Or One Who Heals Is Not Always Set In StoneLush In Historical Detail, Rich In Atmosphere And Based On True Events, Orphan Is A Powerful, Affecting Novel Of The Unexpected Choices We Are Compelled To Make That Can Shape Our Destinies
Kim van Alkemade was born in New York City and spent her childhood in suburban New Jersey Her late father, an immigrant from the Netherlands, met her mother, a descendant of Eastern European Jewish immigrants, in the Empire State Building She attended college in Wisconsin, earning a doctorate in English from UW Milwaukee She is a professor at Shippensburg University where she teaches writing Her debut novel, Orphan 8, was a NYTimes bestseller, a Target Club Pick, an August 2015 IndieNext pick, a Women s National Book Association Great Group read, and has been translated into 11 languages Her second novel, Bachelor Girl, published in March 2018, is a Globe and Mail bestseller.
- 416 pages
- Orphan Number Eight
- Kim van Alkemade
- 05 August 2017 Kim van Alkemade