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The blood years / Elana K. Arnold.

Arnold, Elana K., (author.).


Frederieke Teitler and her older sister, Astra, live in a house, in a city, in a world divided. Their father ran out on them when Rieke was only six, leaving their mother a wreck and their grandfather as their only stable family. He's done his best to provide for them and shield them from antisemitism, but now, seven years later, being a Jew has become increasingly dangerous, even in their beloved home of Czernowitz, long considered a safe haven for Jewish people. And when Astra falls in love and starts pulling away from her, Rieke wonders if there's anything in her life she can count on--and, if so, if she has the power to hold on to it. Then--war breaks out in Europe. First the Russians, then the Germans, invade Czernowitz. Almost overnight, Rieke and Astra's world changes, and every day becomes a struggle: to keep their grandfather's business, to keep their home, to keep their lives. Rieke has long known that she exists in a world defined by those who have power and those who do not, and as those powers close in around her, she must decide whether holding on to her life might mean letting go of everything that has ever mattered to her--and if that's a choice she will even have the chance to make. Based on the true experiences of her grandmother's childhood in Holocaust-era Romania, award-winning author Elana K. Arnold weaves an unforgettable tale of love and loss in the darkest days of the twentieth century--and one young woman's will to survive them.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062990853
  • ISBN: 0062990853
  • Physical Description: 390 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2023

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-387).
Target Audience Note:
14-17 years
Subject: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Romania > Juvenile Fiction.
Absentee fathers > Juvenile Fiction.
Grandfathers > Juvenile Fiction.
Jews > Juvenile Fiction.
Sisters > Juvenile Fiction.
Jewish families > Juvenile Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Romania > Juvenile Fiction.
Military occupation > Romania > Juvenile Fiction.
Romania > History > 1914-1944 > Juvenile Fiction.
Genre: Survival fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
War fiction.
Young adult fiction

Available copies

  • 14 of 18 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lebanon-Laclede County.


  • 1 current hold with 18 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lebanon-Laclede County Library YA Arnold (Text) 3803858747 YA New Titles Available -

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