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The Light at the End of the Day

(2020)
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A family scattered.

Lovers torn apart.

A painting that unites them all.

When Jozef is commissioned to paint a portrait of the younger daughter of Kraków’s grand Oderfeldt family, it is only his desperate need for money that drives him to accept. He has no wish to indulge a pampered child-princess or her haughty, condescending parents – and almost doesn’t notice Alicia’s bookish older sister, Karolina.  

But when he is ushered by a servant into their house on Kraków’s fashionable Bernadyńska street in the winter of 1937, he has no inkling of the way his life will become entangled with the Oderfeldts'. Or of the impact that the German invasion will have upon them all.
 
As Poland is engulfed by war, and Jozef’s painting is caught up in the tides of history, Alicia, Karolina and their parents are forced to flee – their Jewish identity transformed into something dangerous, and their comfortable lives overturned …
 
Spanning countries and decades The Light at the End of the Day is a heart-breaking novel of exile, survival and how we remember what is lost.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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August 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Light at the End of the Day
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July 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Light at the End of the Day
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Title: The Light at the End of the Day
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July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Light at the End of the Day
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July 2020 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Light at the End of the Day
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