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Author: Kim van Alkemade
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016. ©2015
Series: Thorndike Press large print peer picks.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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In 1919, Rachel Rabinowitz is a vivacious four-year-old living with her family in a crowded tenement on New York City's Lower Eastside. When tragedy strikes, Rachel is separated from her brother Sam and sent to a Jewish orphanage where Dr. Mildred Solomon is conducting medical research. Subjected to X-ray treatments that leave her disfigured, Rachel suffers years of cruel harassment from the other orphans. But when  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim van Alkemade
ISBN: 9781410489562 1410489566
OCLC Number: 935055596
Description: 567 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print peer picks.
Other Titles: Orphan number eight
Responsibility: by Kim van Alkemade.

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In 1919, Rachel Rabinowitz is a vivacious four-year-old living with her family in a crowded tenement on New York City's Lower Eastside. When tragedy strikes, Rachel is separated from her brother Sam and sent to a Jewish orphanage where Dr. Mildred Solomon is conducting medical research. Subjected to X-ray treatments that leave her disfigured, Rachel suffers years of cruel harassment from the other orphans. But when she turns fifteen, she runs away to Colorado hoping to find the brother she lost and discovers a family she never knew she had. Though Rachel believes she's shut out her painful childhood memories, years later she is confronted with her dark past when she becomes a nurse at Manhattan's Old Hebrews Home and her patient is none other than the elderly, cancer-stricken Dr. Solomon. Rachel becomes obsessed with making Dr. Solomon acknowledge, and pay for, her wrongdoing. But each passing hour Rachel spends with the old doctor reveal to Rachel the complexities of her own nature. She realizes that a person's fate -- to be one who inflicts harm or one who heals -- is not always set in stone. (Based on actual events.)

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