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A Faraway Island

Annika Thor

Two Jewish sisters leave Austria during WWII/Holocaust and find refuge in Sweden. It's the summer of 1939. Two Jewish sisters from Vienna-12-year-old Stephie Steiner and 8-year-old Nellie-are sent to Sweden to escape the Nazis. They expect to stay there six months, until their parents can flee to Amsterdam; then all four will go to America. But as the world war intensifies, the girls remain, each with her own host family, on a rugged island off the western coast of Sweden. Nellie quickly settles in to her new surroundings. She's happy with her foster family and soon favors the Swedish language over her native German. Not so for Stephie, who finds it hard to adapt; she feels stranded at the end of the world, with a foster mother who's as cold and unforgiving as the island itself. Her main worry, though, is her parents-and whether she will ever see them again. From the Hardcover edition.

Two Jewish sisters leave Austria during WWII/Holocaust and find refuge in Sweden. It's the summer of 1939. Two Jewish sisters from Vienna-12-year-old Stephie Steiner and 8-year-old Nellie-are sent to Sweden to escape the Nazis. They expect to stay there six months, until their parents can flee to Amsterdam; then all four will go to America. But as the world war intensifies, the girls remain, each with her own host family, on a rugged island off the western coast of Sweden. Nellie quickly settles in to her new surroundings. She's happy with her foster family and soon favors the Swedish language over her native German. Not so for Stephie, who finds it hard to adapt; she feels stranded at the end of the world, with a foster mother who's as cold and unforgiving as the island itself. Her main worry, though, is her parents-and whether she will ever see them again. From the Hardcover edition.
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Two Jewish sisters leave Austria during WWII/Holocaust and find refuge in Sweden. It's the summer of 1939. Two Jewish sisters from Vienna-12-year-old Stephie Steiner and 8-year-old Nellie-are sent to Sweden to escape the Nazis. They expect to stay there six months, until their parents can flee to Amsterdam; then all four will go to America. But as the world war intensifies, the girls remain, each with her own host family, on a rugged island off the western coast of Sweden. Nellie quickly settles in to her new surroundings. She's happy with her foster family and soon favors the Swedish language over her native German. Not so for Stephie, who finds it hard to adapt; she feels stranded at the end of the world, with a foster mother who's as cold and unforgiving as the island itself. Her main worry, though, is her parents-and whether she will ever see them again. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Amy Rubinate

Length:

6h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:31


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:20


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:13


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:04


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:20


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:51


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:33