Monday, July 11, 2016
Orphan #8/Kim van Alkemade/400pgs.
As children, Rachel Rabinowitz and her brother, Sam, are orphaned--their mother is dead, and their father abandons them. This results in their placement in the Hebrew Infant Home. I don't want to give too much of the story away, so suffice it to say that the book follows their lives--particularly Rachel's--from the present day (in this case the 1950's) back to their childhood. Rachel is the narrator of this powerful tale--a story that will stay with the reader past the last page. Highly recommended!