Lilli Chernofsky

Brick Mantel Books
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 Europe is in flames, Nazis are at the gates of the city, and the Chernofsky family's only chance for escape rests firmly on the slim shoulders of seventeen-year-old Lilli.

With war at their doorstep, Lilli Chernofsky flees Lithuania with her brother Aaron and a group of yeshiva students. Along with other Jewish refugees, Lilli makes a home in the ghettos of Shanghai. Though they managed to escape the horror in Europe, they are now faced with starvation, subhuman conditions, and violence at the hands of Japanese soldiers in Shanghai.

Lilli Chernofsky provides a portal to history, a glimpse into the lives of ordinary people in tragic circumstances. The mystery of who people really are, what they will do in adversity—survive honorably or by betraying others—is at the novel’s heart, but it is young Lilli’s startling metamorphosis from sheltered teen to unwavering heroine that is its cri de coeur.

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About the author

 Nina Vida’s writing career began when her children went off to college and she enrolled in the University Without Walls program at California State University Dominguez Hills to pursue a long-deferred degree in English. One of the requirements of the degree was a semester of creative writing. Nina, who had never written fiction before, decided to write a story about her thirty-eight-year-old sister’s open-heart surgery. The professor said it brought her to tears. Nina’s husband had been a Navy journalist in the Korean War, and when he read the story he said he thought Nina had the makings of a writer and should try her hand at a novel. That was in 1980. Lilli Chernofskyis her ninth published novel.

She is a native-born Californian, and lives with her husband in Huntington Beach, California.

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Publisher
Brick Mantel Books
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Published on
Jan 23, 2018
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Pages
278
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ISBN
9781941799987
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Jewish
Fiction / Literary
Young Adult Fiction / Coming of Age
Young Adult Fiction / Historical / Europe
Young Adult Fiction / Historical / Holocaust
Young Adult Fiction / Historical / Military & Wars
Young Adult Fiction / Literary
Young Adult Fiction / Religious / Jewish
Young Adult Fiction / War & Military
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