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Target Club Pick August 2015: Orphan Number Eight (Paperback) by Kim Van Alkemade

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Number of Pages: 416

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Harper Collins

Author: Kim Van Alkemade

Age Range: Adult

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Language: English

Street Date: August 4, 2015
TCIN: 23965487
UPC: 9780062437099
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0980
Origin: Made in the USA

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Only at Target: Find the August 2015 Target Club Pick: Orphan Number Eight! This edition includes an exclusive letter from author Kim Van Alkemade to the Target guest!

A stunning debut novel inspired by true events, Orphan Number Eight tells the fascinating story of a woman who must choose between revenge and mercy when she encounters the doctor who subjected her to dangerous medical experiments in a New York City Jewish orphanage.

In 1919 Rachel Rabinowitz is a vivacious four-year-old living with her family in a crowded tenement on New York City’s lower east side. 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 reveals 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.

Lush in historical detail, rich in atmosphere, and based on true events, Orphan Number Eight is a powerful, affecting novel of the unexpected choices we are compelled to make that can shape our destinies.
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