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Grace in the Wilderness: After the Liberation 1945–1948 Audiobook, by Aranka Siegal Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Aranka Siegal Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 1985 ISBN: 9781470346027
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Because she is Jewish, fourteen-year-old Piri has been held prisoner in Nazi concentration camps for two years. She is freed when Bergen-Belsen is liberated, but she is very ill and has deep psychological scars. In a voice full of innocence and courage, Piri tells how she got through the first years after the Holocaust. Piri and her sisters are taken by the Red Cross to Sweden, where people prove to be most generous and humane. But Piri still longs for her home in Hungary. As she makes friends, falls in love, and goes to live with a Swedish foster family, Piri shares her most intimate feelings and thoughts.

Aranka Siegal is the author of the Newberry Award–winning Upon the Head of the Goat. In this moving sequel, Christina Moore’s expressive performance as Piri intensifies the bittersweet effect of her compelling story.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Undeniable impact…Aranka Siegal describes…the feelings Anne Frank never lived to enter in her diary.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “The book opens on the eve of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen and recounts Piri's experiences as a patient in a Red Cross hospital; as a student in a Swedish school for refugees; and as the adopted daughter of a loving Christian family in the Swedish countryside…The narrative gracefully interweaves political and philosophical issues with universal adolescent concerns…A moving, thought-provoking story.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A powerful document…It captured, perhaps for the first time in young adult literature, the complexity of what it was like to be a teenage survivor in the first years after liberation.”


  • “Every bit as beautifully told, as profoundly moving as its predecessor…Piri's story stands as an eloquent testament to the resiliency of the human spirit.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Narrator

Christina Moore is an actress and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles.