The girl they left behind : a novel / Roxanne Veletzos.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Washington Square Press/Atria, 2019Copyright date: ©2018Edition: First Washington Square Press/Atria editionDescription: 353 pages : illustrations ; 22 cmContent type:
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Includes reading group guide.
"On a freezing night in January 1941, a little Jewish girl is found on the steps of an apartment building in Bucharest. With Romania recently allied with the Nazis, the Jewish population is in grave danger so the girl is placed in an orphanage and eventually adopted by a wealthy childless couple who name her Natalia. Soon, she all but forgets the parents who were forced to abandon her. Many years later in Soviet Romania, Natalia crosses paths with Victor--a face from her past, now an important official in the Communist regime. They are fatefully drawn into a passionate affair despite the obstacles swirling around them and Victor's dark secrets. When Natalia is suddenly offered a one-time chance at freedom, Victor is determined to help her escape, even if it means losing her. Natalia must make an agonizing decision: remain in Bucharest with her beloved adoptive parents and the man she has come to love, or seize the chance to finally live life on her own terms, and to confront the painful enigma of her past."--Back cover.