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The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found: The Costa Book of the Year 2018 by [Es, Bart van]
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"Superb. This is a necessary book--painful, harrowing, tragic, but also uplifting." --The Times (U.K.)

"Deeply moving. . . . Writes with an almost Sebaldian simplicity and understatement." --The Guardian

"The Cut Out Girl is a reminder of the extraordinary richness of archives and the treasures released by scholarly research." --TLS

"A nuanced, moving, and unusual 'hidden child' account." -Publishers Weekly

"In this graceful memoir, van Es artfully intertwines two narrative threads, telling Lien's story and his own, as he struggles to discover the specific reasons for the breach -- and to heal it. He bridges the complexities of his account with writing that is fluid and clear, and readers will find themselves swept along on his journey." -- Forward

"The narration of the war years has a novelistic feel . . . [Lien's] voice and the story of her survival, not just of the war but also of the decades after-ward, come through clearly." - Bookpage

"Quite remarkable--the story of one traumatic childhood, deeply moving, and told with great dexterity, allowing the wisdoms of today to run parallel with the absorbing narrative of wartime events. The surviving photographs provide an intimacy--bring these families to life--as does the author's determined concern." --Penelope Lively, winner of the Man Booker Prize

"Luminous, elegant, haunting - I read it straight through." --Philippe Sands, author of East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

"With painstaking research and impeccable prose, Van Es has crafted an awe-inspiring account of the tragedies and triumphs within the world of the Holocaust's "hide-away" children, and of the families who sheltered them." --Georgia Hunter, author of We Were the Lucky Ones

"Compassionate and thoughtfully rendered, the book is both a memorable portrait of a remarkable woman and a testament to the healing power of understanding. A complex and uplifting tale." -- Kirkus

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A powerful, harrowing story about a young girl's struggle to survive Nazi persecution, and a man's attempt to unveil his family's secrets.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9796 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0241285003
  • Publisher: Penguin (2 August 2018)
  • Sold by: Penguin UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B079GM28LT
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,824 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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