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Author Alkemade, Kim van, author.

Title Orphan #8 [text (large print)] / Kim van Alkemade.

Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Large Type, Fiction    LT FIC ALKEMADE,K    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Large Type, Fiction    LT FIC ALKEMADE,K    Available
Edition Large print edition.
Description 567 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Physical Medium large print rda
Series Thorndike Press large print peer picks
Thorndike Press large print peer picks.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 547-563).
Summary In 1919, Rachel Rabinowitz is a vivacious four-year-old living with her family in a crowded tenement on New York City's Lower Eastside. When tragedy strikes, Rachel is separated from her brother Sam and sent to a Jewish orphanage where Dr. Mildred Solomon is conducting medical research. Subjected to X-ray treatments that leave her disfigured, Rachel suffers years of cruel harassment from the other orphans. But when she turns fifteen, she runs away to Colorado hoping to find the brother she lost and discovers a family she never knew she had. Though Rachel believes she's shut out her painful childhood memories, years later she is confronted with her dark past when she becomes a nurse at Manhattan's Old Hebrews Home and her patient is none other than the elderly, cancer-stricken Dr. Solomon. Rachel becomes obsessed with making Dr. Solomon acknowledge, and pay for, her wrongdoing. But each passing hour Rachel spends with the old doctor reveal to Rachel the complexities of her own nature. She realizes that a person's fate -- to be one who inflicts harm or one who heals -- is not always set in stone. (Based on actual events.)
Subject Jewish orphans -- Fiction.
Human experimentation in medicine -- Fiction.
Children -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Revenge -- Fiction.
Cancer -- Patients -- Fiction.
Disfigured persons -- Fiction.
Jewish nurses -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Large type books.
Historical fiction.
Added Title Orphan number eight
ISBN 9781410489562 (large print : hardcover)
1410489566 (large print : hardcover)

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