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The Lives Before Us

(2019)
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A sweeping story of survival, community and friendship in defiance of the worst threat to humanity the world has ever faced. From the author of the extraordinary The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days, The Lives Before Us will particularly resonate with fans of Heather Morris (The Tattooist of Auschwitz) and Costa-winner Bart van Es (The Cut Out Girl).

It's April 1939, and, with their lives in Berlin and Vienna under threat, Esther and Kitty - two very different women - are forced to make the same brutal choice. Flee Europe, or face the ghetto, incarceration, death. Shanghai is a haven - and so they secure passage to the other side of the world. What they find is a city of extremes - wealth, poverty, decadence and disease - and of deep political instability. Then the Japanese military enters the fray and violence mounts. As Kitty's dreams of escape are dashed, and Esther's relationship becomes tainted, the two women are thrown together in the city's most desperate times.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Mesmerising and compelling." - Elisabeth Gifford


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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lives Before Us
Author(s): Juliet Conlin
ISBN: 1-78530-230-2 / 978-1-78530-230-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
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July 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Lives Before Us
Author(s): Juliet Conlin
ISBN: 1-5288-7233-9 / 978-1-5288-7233-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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July 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lives Before Us
Author(s): Juliet Conlin
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July 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Lives Before Us
Author(s): Juliet Conlin
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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July 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Lives Before Us
Author(s): Juliet Conlin
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lives Before Us
Author(s): Juliet Conlin
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU