Excerpt from Refugee

I still have a few promos going on; check the sidebar for deals!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

This is an amazing book. Award-winning Alan Gratz brings us Refugee, three intertwining stories of refugees from each of Nazi Germany, Cuba, and Syria. Gratz takes you into the lives of these three children, their families, and the heartbreak they go through in trying to reach freedom. Gripping, heartfelt, and engaging, put this one on your TBR list.

“Don’t be so quick to grow up, boy” the Brownshirt told Josef. “We’ll come for you soon enough.”

Alan Gratz, Refugee

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world…

ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America…

MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe…

All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers — from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.

 

SaveSave

Comments

  1. I expect I’ll need a box of tissues when reading this. Sounds intriguing. I like the idea of it.

    My TT from The Nutting Girl

  2. The similiarities in the situations is an interesting perspective. Hope you enjoy it. My Teaser

  3. Sounds like a fascinating book. I hope you enjoy it.

    Here’s my teaser.

  4. Sounds like a book that will tug at the heartstrings. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “THE LYING GAME”

  5. Kathy Martin says

    This does sound like it could be a fascinating story. Here are mine.

Tell me what you think!


Featured Book(s)

Apple-achian Treasure

Apple-achian Treasure

New release!

(Book #8) Reading about a secret treasure in Clementine’s papers, Erin decides to distract herself by putting back on her detective hat and she and her friends try their hands at solving the clues.

Pretty soon, everyone knows that they are treasure hunting and things get interesting.


Find out more
EDS, Medical Kidnap Files #2

EDS, Medical Kidnap Files #2

$0.99 on Kindle for May, EDS Awareness Month

(Book #2) With a long string of unbelievable stories to explain her frequent injuries, Social Services sees Katt is the stereotypical abused child. When she is admitted to hospital with yet another broken bone, they do the only logical thing to protect her, removing Katt from her mother’s custody. But Katt and her mother know that something is wrong, and it has nothing to do with abuse, and the longer Katt stays in foster care, the worse her health gets. Can they get the answers they need before it is too late? Can they get the answers and get Katt back home?


Find out more

Featured Posts

Upcoming Events

Release of Vegan Baked Alaska
12:00 am
“At least you won’t be stumbling over any bodies on an Alaskan cruise.” Mary Lou couldn’t have been more wrong. Of course Erin Price, gluten-free baker extraordinaire, would stumble over a body on the cruise[...]
Release of Gem, Himself, Alone
12:00 am
Alone on the street, Gem joins up with the Rippers gang to escape his old life, burying his past the best he can. Riker, a vice cop, makes it his business to put Gem behind[...]
When Words Collide @ Delta Calgary South
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day
When Words Collide @ Delta Calgary South
12:00 am
It’s that time of year again! Join writers from Alberta and beyond in Calgary for a fun and educational conference. I am just finalizing the panels I will be on now, and will update this[...]
Release of June, Into the Light
12:00 am
Incarcerated after a failed attempt at armed robbery, June Simpson is forced to detox and to face the reality of the misery and abuse she has perpetrated on those closest to her, especially her children.[...]