Against all odds, three Slovakian sisters have survived years of
imprisonment in the most notorious death camp in Nazi Germany:
Auschwitz. Livia, Magda, and Cibi have clung together, nearly died from
starvation and overwork, and the brutal whims of the guards in this
place of horror. But now, the allies are closing in and the sisters have
one last hurdle to face: the death march from Auschwitz, as the Nazis
try to erase any evidence of the prisoners held there. Due to a last
minute stroke of luck, the three of them are able to escape formation
and hide in the woods for days before being rescued.
And this is
where the story begins. From there, the three sisters travel to Israel,
to their new home, but the battle for freedom takes on new forms. Livia,
Magda, and Cibi must face the ghosts of their past--and some secrets
that they have kept from each other--to find true peace and happiness.
Inspired by a true story, and with events that overlap with those of Lale, Gita, and Cilka, The Three Sisters will hold a place in readers' hearts and minds as they experience what true courage really is.
About The Author Heather Morris is a native of New
Zealand, now resident in Australia. For several years, while working in a
large public hospital in Melbourne, she studied and wrote screenplays,
one of which was optioned by an Academy Award-winning screenwriter in
the US. In 2003, Heather was introduced to an Academy Award-winning screenwriter in
the US. In 2003, Heather was introduced to an elderly gentleman who
‘might just have a story worth telling’. The day she met Lale Sokolov
changed both their lives. Their friendship grew and Lale embarked on a
journey of self-scrutiny, entrusting the innermost details of his life
during the Holocaust to her. Heather originally wrote Lale’s story as a
screenplay – which ranked high in international competitions – before
reshaping it into her debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
Three young sisters, Livia, Magda, and Cibi, make a promise to their
fathers that resonates for the rest of their lives, they will always be
there for one another. Never realizing at the time how much that pledge
would impact their lives.
The author does an amazing job of bringing
this true story to life, and we are along on the journey. Not an easy
road, and you might want the tissues handy, but we are aware of the
horrors that happened in Europe during the reign of terror that engulfed
this horrible time in history.
Travel with these sisters from
Slovakia to Auschwitz, on the death march, and finally to the Promise
Land of Israel, and the aftermath that affected their lives.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher St. Martin’s Press, and was not required to give a positive review.
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