The Most Precious of Cargoes

The Most Precious of Cargoes

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A fairytale-like novel set during the height of World War II finds a childless, impoverished woodcutter’s wife risking her safety to take in and protect a Jewish baby, a twin abandoned under desperate circumstances. 30,000 first printing.

HARPERCOLL

Set during the height of World War II, a powerful and unsettling tale about a woodcutter and his wife, who finds a mysterious parcel thrown from a passing train.

Once upon a time in an enormous forest lived a woodcutter and his wife. The woodcutter is very poor and a war rages around them, making it difficult for them to put food on the table. Yet every night, his wife prays for a child.

A Jewish father rides on a train holding twin babies. His wife no longer has enough milk to feed both children. In hopes of saving them both, he wraps his daughter in a shawl and throws her into the forest.

While foraging for food, the wife finds a bundle, a baby girl wrapped in a shawl. Although she knows harboring this baby could lead to her death, she takes the child home.

Set against the horrors of the Holocaust and told with a fairytale-like lyricism, The Most Precious of Cargoes

is a fable about family and redemption which reminds us that humanity can be found in the most inhumane of places.




Publisher: HarperCollins 2020
ISBN: 9780062981790
Branch Call Number: On Order
Characteristics: 112 p.

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