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Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Narrator: Jayne Entwistle Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2017 ISBN: 9780525493624
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Like the classic heroines of Sarah Plain and Tall, Little Women, and Anne of Green Gables, Ada is a fighter for the ages. Her triumphant World War II journey continues in this sequel to the Newbery Honor–winning The War that Saved My Life

When Ada’s clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she is not what her mother said she was—damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically. She is not a daughter anymore, either. Who is she now?

World War II rages on, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, move with their guardian, Susan, into a cottage with the iron-faced Lady Thorton and her daughter, Maggie. Life in the crowded home is tense. Then Ruth moves in. Ruth, a Jewish girl, from Germany. A German? Could Ruth be a spy?

As the fallout from war intensifies, calamity creeps closer, and life during wartime grows even more complicated. Who will Ada decide to be? How can she keep fighting? And who will she struggle to save?

Ada’s first story, The War that Saved My Life, was a bestseller and won a Newbery Honor, the Schneider Family Book Award, and the Josette Frank Award, in addition to appearing on multiple best-of-the-year lists. This second masterwork of historical fiction continues Ada’s journey of family, faith, and identity, showing us that real freedom is not just the ability to choose, but the courage to make the right choice.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Entwistle recognizes the characters’ complexities, particularly Ada’s…[and] gives a layered portrayal of Ada’s strength and distrust…Gradually and believably, Entwistle shows Ada’s courage as she takes risks that broaden her experiences and elicit her compassion. The poignancy of the story is stunning as are the author’s wit and eloquence. Entwistle captures both. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Beautifully written.”

    Huffington Post

  • “Stunning.”

    Washington Post

  • “Thoughtful, brave, true, and wise beyond her years, Ada is for the ages—as is this book. Wonderful.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A poignant and satisfying story of found family that will stay with readers.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Bradley sweeps us up in the story she’s telling and at the same time raises hard questions and makes us think—even as she moves us to tears.”

    Horn Book (starred review)

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Listening Library Pick of Notable Children's Recordings

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About the Author

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is the author of several books for children, including Leap of Faith, Jefferson’s Sons, and the Newbery Honor book The War that Saved My Life.

About the Narrator

Jayne Entwistle is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.