Code Name Sapphire

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by Pam Jenoff

Publication date: February 7, 2023
Publisher: Park Row
Paperback: 352 Pages

Publisher Description

A woman must rescue her cousin’s family from a train bound for Auschwitz in this riveting tale of bravery and resistance, from the bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris.

1942Hannah Martel has narrowly escaped Nazi Germany after her fiancé was killed in a pogrom. When her ship bound for America is turned away at port, she has nowhere to go but to her cousin Lily, who lives with her family in Brussels. Fearful for her life, Hannah is desperate to get out of occupied Europe. But with no safe way to leave, she must return to the dangerous underground work she thought she had left behind.

Seeking help, Hannah joins the Sapphire Line, a secret resistance network led by a mysterious woman named Micheline and her enigmatic brother Matteo. But when a grave mistake causes Lily’s family to be arrested and slated for deportation to Auschwitz, Hannah finds herself torn between her loyalties. How much is Hannah willing to sacrifice to save the people she loves?

Inspired by incredible true stories of courage and sacrifice, Code Name Sapphireis a powerful novel about love, family and the unshakable resilience of women in even the hardest of times.

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About the author

Pam Jenoff is the author of several books of historical fiction, including the NYT bestsellers  The Lost Girls of Paris and The Woman with the Blue Star. She lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia, where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school.

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“Grounded in history, Jenoff’s latest captivating WWII tale entwines heartrending journeys of survival, betrayal, and human connection.” Booklist

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“Pam Jenoff brings her storytelling talent to Belgium with this fast-paced, heart-pounding tale of love, family, and the perils of resistance. Get your tissues ready for the final few chapters; Code Name Sapphire will break your heart and, at the same time, remind you of the courage and resilience of the human spirit.” —New York Times bestselling author Kristin Harmel

“From the opening scene to the final page, Code Name Sapphire will not let you go… This is a heart-racing and inspiring story of courage, family, and deep love.” —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Book of Flora Lea

“This is beloved Pam Jenoff at her masterful best, an unforgettable story of the abiding bonds of friendship and family with enough twists and turns to keep you turning pages long into the night.” —Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Good Left Undone

“Engrossing and emotionally stirring…A heart-wrenching exploration of the decisions women must make when their loyalties are put to the test in the most unimaginable of circumstances.” —Sarah Penner, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Apothecary





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