Published: February 2020
Inspired by the true story of one woman's extraordinary journey to forge a new life after escaping a train bound for Auschwitz
In 1946 two young Hungarian refugees arrive in Naples after losing everyone they loved before the war. Vera Frankel and her best friend, Edith Ban, are haunted by their terrifying escape from a train headed for Auschwitz after their mothers threw them from the carriage, promising they would follow. But instead the girls find themselves alone in a frozen, alien land.
They manage to find refuge and barter for their lives by working on an isolated farm in Austria until the end of the war.
Armed with a letter of recommendation from an American general, Vera finds work and new hope at the United States Embassy and, despite her best intentions, falls in love the handsome and enigmatic Captain Anton Wight. But when Anton suddenly disappears, Vera is forced to drastically change course. Their quest to rebuild their lives takes Vera and Edith from Naples to Ellis Island to Venezuela and finally Sydney as they carve out careers - and find love.
Heartbreakingly moving and compelling, The Light After the War is inspired by the true story of the author's Holocaust survivor mother.
'There is so much in The Light After the War that truly shines: unforgettable love, family, faith - and the courageous resolve of two young women to mend their lives and seek new beginnings in a world tragically changed' ROXANNE VELETZOS, bestselling author of The Girl They Left Behind
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