A Faraway Island (A Faraway Island, Book 1) by Annika Thor

By Annika Thor

Two Jewish sisters go away Austria in the course of WWII/Holocaust and locate shelter in Sweden.

It's the summer time of 1939. Jewish sisters from Vienna--12-year-old Stephie Steiner and 8-year-old Nellie--are despatched to Sweden to flee the Nazis. They anticipate to stick there six months, until eventually their mom and dad can flee to Amsterdam; then all 4 will visit the United States. yet because the international struggle intensifies, the women stay, every one along with her personal host relations, on a rugged island off the western coast of Sweden.

Nellie speedy settles in to her new atmosphere. She's pleased with her foster kin and shortly favors the Swedish language over her local German. no longer so for Stephie, who unearths it challenging to evolve; she feels stranded on the finish of the area, with a foster mom who's as chilly and unforgiving because the island itself. Her major fear, even though, is her parents--and even if she's going to ever see them again.

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The tug whistled twice: two short sneezes. One of the lines was cast off. I held my breath. The sky had clouded over and a small sea swept into the Mersey. The 290 began to roll. “She’s a trifle narrow in the beam,” I said. 27 SCOTT O’DELL “She’ll be better under sail,” Mr. Bromley casually observed. ” With cautious agility he went down the ladder. He waved to me from the deck of the crowded tug. There was a flutter of women’s handkerchiefs, cheers from the men, the band struck up a gay tune. Slowly the tug fell astern.

His mouth opened and closed, without a word. Though he said nothing more, I did not look forward to seeing him again. 39 8 I n a quiet cove at the island of Fayal, we spent two days recaulking the upper planking, which had been laid down in an English winter and had begun to gape under the hot sun. Near the ship dolphins were at play, swimming under our keel, racing off only to dash back and make circles around us again. Two whales that the Yankees hadn’t killed sent up plumes of spray on the near horizon.

Then I said, “We have a lot of slave dealers in England. I’ve seen some of them. They bring their ships to Laird’s in Liverpool for repair. ” “I’m fighting for Captain Semmes. What he says, I do. ” Semmes, it turned out, was bound for the Grand Banks and the Eastern Seaboard of America. Strategy he always kept to himself. No one knew his plans, except now and then his second in command, Lieutenant Kell. He said little and stayed to himself, mostly in his cabin, reading and planning his next foray.

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