The Girl from Krakow by Alex Rosenberg
A Novel

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It’s 1935. Rita Feuerstahl comes to the university in Krakow intent on enjoying her freedom. But life has other things in store—marriage, a love affair, a child, all in the shadows of the oncoming war. When the war arrives, Rita is armed with a secret so enormous that it could cost the Allies everything, even as it gives her the will to live. She must find a way both to keep her secret and to survive amid the chaos of Europe at war. Living by her wits among the Germans as their conquests turn to defeat, she seeks a way to prevent the inevitable doom of Nazism from making her one of its last victims. Can her passion and resolve outlast the most powerful evil that Europe has ever seen?

In an epic saga that spans from Paris in the ’30s and Spain’s Civil War to Moscow, Warsaw, and the heart of Nazi Germany, The Girl from Krakow follows one woman’s battle for survival as entire nations are torn apart, never to be the same.


About Alex Rosenberg

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Alex Rosenberg is an American philosopher and the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. Rosenberg has written many books, including The Atheist's Guide to Reality. The Girl from Krakow is his first novel. It is based on the experiences of several individuals through the 1930s and World War II.
Published September 1, 2015 by Lake Union Publishing. 454 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Swept into the chaos of World War II, Rita Feuserstahl, a beautiful young Polish Jew, struggles to survive amid escalating horrors. First-time novelist Rosenberg, a philosophy professor at Duke University, flexes his academic muscles by infusing his novel with scientific rumination. In unwieldy d...

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