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The Resource Orphan number eight : a novel, Kim van Alkemade

Orphan number eight : a novel, Kim van Alkemade

Label
Orphan number eight : a novel
Title
Orphan number eight
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kim van Alkemade
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A stunning debut novel in the vein of Sarah Waters' historical fiction and inspired by true events, it 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 Eastside. 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 reveal 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 #8 is a powerful, affecting novel of the unexpected choices we are compelled to make that can shape our destinies
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alkemade, Kim van
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.L3969
LC item number
O86 2015eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphans
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Revenge
Label
Orphan number eight : a novel, Kim van Alkemade
Link
http://santaclara.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8F747FC7-D772-4681-84E2-545C82001C1D
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062338310
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8F747FC7-D772-4681-84E2-545C82001C1D
System control number
  • 907678451
  • (OCoLC)907678451
Label
Orphan number eight : a novel, Kim van Alkemade
Link
http://santaclara.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8F747FC7-D772-4681-84E2-545C82001C1D
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062338310
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8F747FC7-D772-4681-84E2-545C82001C1D
System control number
  • 907678451
  • (OCoLC)907678451

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