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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009343733 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 11/05/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250271464
  • ISBN: 1250271460
  • Physical Description: 343 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2020]

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"A 'fixer' in a Polish town during World War II, his betrayal of a Jewish family, and a search for justice 25 years later. Eli's Promise spans three eras--Nazi-occupied Poland, the American Zone of post-war Germany, and Chicago at the height of the Vietnam War. 1939: Eli Rosen lives with his wife Esther and their young son in the Polish town of Lublin, where his family owns a construction company. As a consequence of the Nazi occupation, Eli's company is Aryanized, appropriated and transferred to Maximilian Poleski-an unprincipled profiteer who peddles favors to Lublin's subjugated residents. An uneasy alliance is formed; Poleski will keep the Rosen family safe if Eli will manage the business. Will Poleski honor his promise or will their relationship end in betrayal and tragedy? 1946: Eli resides with his son in a displaced persons camp in Allied-occupied Germany hoping for a visa to America. His wife has been missing since the war. One man is sneaking around the camps selling illegal visas; might he know what has happened to her? 1965: Eli rents a room in Albany Park, Chicago. He is on a mission. With patience, cunning, and relentless focus, he navigates unfamiliar streets and dangerous political backrooms, searching for the truth. Powerful and emotional, Ronald H. Balson's Eli's Promise is a rich, rewarding novel of World War II and a husband's quest for justice."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Holocaust survivors > Fiction.
Husband and wife > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Jews > Fiction.
Jewish refugees > Germany > Fiction.
Poland > History > Occupation, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Germany > History > 1945- > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Jewish fiction.
Historical fiction.
Jewish fiction.
Historical fiction.

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