The Innocents Within: A Novel

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Villard Books, 1999 - Fiction - 438 pages
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"Also living in the rectory, as much loved by the pastor as his own children, is a German Jewish girl whose parents disappeared in the first weeks of the war. The pastor and his wife took her in as a child. Now eighteen, she has grown into a beauty."--BOOK JACKET. "Into this mix, badly wounded, crashes an American fighter pilot who is scarcely older. He is brought to the rectory."--BOOK JACKET. "Centered on a real village and real people who defied the Nazis, The Innocents Within is about courage and love, religion and danger. Most of all it is a study of innocence against a background of the most monstrous evil ever known."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - brillow51 - LibraryThing

In this story you have a French hamlet (little town) harboring Jews during WW II. The details of exactly how this was accomplished by very brave people and the sacrifices they endured makes this book ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Combining earlier interests (France and subterfuge), veteran Daley (Nowhere to Run, 1996, etc.) offers an ably written account of Jewish refugee intrigue during WWII. Downed near the village of Le ... Read full review


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New York Times bestselling author Robert Daley has written more than twenty books, including such highly acclaimed works as Prince of the City, Year of the Dragon, Portraits of France, and, most recently, Nowhere to Run. He served in the Air Force after college and knew firsthand certain of the planes that figure in this story. Later he worked six years as a New York Times correspondent based in France before resigning from the paper to concentrate on writing novels. He and his French-born wife keep homes in Conn-ecticut and Nice.

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