Title : Orphan Number 8

Author : Kim van Alkemade

Publisher : HarperCollins/William Morrow

ISBN : 9.78006E+12

Genre : Fiction/Historical

Description : A stunning debut novel in the vein of Sarah Waters’ historical fiction and inspired by true events, it tells the fascinating story of a woman who must choose between revenge and mercy when she encounters the doctor who subjected her to dangerous medical experiments in a New York City Jewish orphanage.

Author Bio : Kim van Alkemade is the author of the historical fiction novel Orphan Number Eight (William Morrow 2015). Her creative nonfiction essays have appeared in literary journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, CutBank, and So To Speak. Born in New York, NY, she earned a BA in English and History from the University of Wisconsin–Parkside and an MA and PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She is a Professor in the English Department at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania where she teaches writing. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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