A Thousand Mothers
Against all odds, a group of women perseveres to keep a promise to protect an infant born amidst the horrors of Ravensbrũck concentration camp.
In December 1942, the Nazis deport Perl Kaczlowicz from the Plonsk ghetto in Poland and send her to Ravensbruck, the infamous female concentration camp. She says good-bye to her husband that fateful morning not knowing that she is expecting their first child, or that she will never see him again.
While imprisoned at the camp, she meets Helene Dvorak and other extraordinary women who risk their lives to save her and her baby from the brutality and unimaginable cruelty surrounding them. The women bond together to form friendships and lasting ties that endure through the horrors of the holocaust and long after liberation.
From the hell of Ravensbruck to Montreal and Savannah, A Thousand Mothers tells the story of the resilient spirit of women and the astounding power of loyalty, courage, and love during the darkest days of the twentieth century.
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Praise for A Thousand Mothers
“Webb pens an intensely remarkable story in A Thousand Mothers. The story brings to life the horrors and strengths of survivors and victims in WWII Germany. This story was both powerful, raw, horrifying, and magnificent. I look forward to reading more by this author.” – Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews
“In decidedly dark times, our heroine shines like the sun. In an emotional debut novel, Brenda Marie Webb writes with sensitivity about a weighty time in human history. Grab a handkerchief because A Thousand Mothers will make you smile and weep at the same time.” -Indies Today
Wow. Wow. Wow. Ranks at the top of my three most powerful reads. Brenda did an amazing job with such a difficult historical tragedy. Soo glad I read this!
- Tina Miller
A Thousand Mothers has warmed my heart and broken it both, several times already. You write beautifully. The one criticism I have is..it should be mandatory that this book comes with a box of Kleenex!!!
- Jenny Wonders