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The Kommandant's Girl

(2007)
(The first book in the Kommandant's Girl series)
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Nineteen-year-old Emma Bau has been married only three weeks when Nazi tanks thunder into her native Poland. Within days Emma's husband, Jacob, a fiery and independent scholar, is forced to disappear underground, leaving Emma and her parents imprisoned within the city's decrepit, moldering Jewish ghetto. But then, in the dead of night, she is smuggled out of the ghetto. Taken to Krakow to live with her husband's Catholic cousin, Krysia, Emma takes on a new identity as Anna Lipowski, a gentile.

Emma's already precarious situation is complicated by her introduction to Kommandant Georg Richwalder, a high-ranking Nazi official who insists that Emma come work for him -- a job she cannot refuse without arousing suspicion. Urged by the Resistance to use her position -- and the Kommandant's obvious romantic intentions -- to gain access to details of the Nazi occupation, Emma must become perilously close to her enemy and, now in perpetual danger of being discovered, finds herself questioning loyalty and duty, fearful of risking her life and the lives of those she loves.

Based in part on actual events, Pam Jenoff's astonishing debut novel delivers unrelenting tension in an achingly beautiful account of a young woman forced to bend loyalties, deny truths and betray her own beliefs -- a woman almost powerless against her extraordinary circumstances, who must decide which risks are worth taking and which vows are worth breaking.

Genre: Historical

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June 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Kommandant's Girl
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
ISBN: 0-7505-2892-3 / 978-0-7505-2892-4 (UK edition)
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August 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Kommandant's Girl (Center Point Premier Romance (Large Print))
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
ISBN: 1-60285-016-X / 978-1-60285-016-3 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

August 2021 : UK Paperback

Title: The Kommandant's Girl
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
ISBN: 1-84845-832-0 / 978-1-84845-832-1 (UK edition)
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December 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Kommandant's Girl
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
ISBN: 0-7783-0879-0 / 978-0-7783-0879-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Park Row
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September 2016 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Kommandant's Girl
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
ISBN: 0-7783-2058-8 / 978-0-7783-2058-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: MIRA
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March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Kommandant's Girl
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
ISBN: 1-84845-405-8 / 978-1-84845-405-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: MIRA
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October 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Kommandant's Girl: AND The Diplomat's Wife - Twinpack (MIRA)
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
ISBN: 0-263-99649-2 / 978-0-263-99649-4 (UK edition)
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February 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Kommandant's Girl
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
ISBN: 0-7783-0144-3 / 978-0-7783-0144-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Mira Books
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February 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Kommandant's Girl
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
ISBN: 0-7783-2342-0 / 978-0-7783-2342-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: MIRA
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Audio Editions

July 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Kommandant's Girl (The Kommandant's Girl Series)
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
ISBN: 1-982678-21-6 / 978-1-982678-21-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Kommandant's Girl: Library Edition
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
ISBN: 1-982678-20-8 / 978-1-982678-20-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Kommandant's Girl
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
ISBN: 1-982678-22-4 / 978-1-982678-22-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Kommandant's Girl
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
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July 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Kommandant's Girl
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
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July 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Kommandant's Girl
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
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July 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Kommandant's Girl
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
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August 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Kommandant's Girl
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
ISBN: 1-4074-2434-3 / 978-1-4074-2434-7 (UK edition)
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Kommandant's Girl
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
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September 2011 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Kommandant's Girl
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
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September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Kommandant's Girl
Author(s): Pam Jenoff
Publisher: HQ
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