Sachs, Marilyn. Lost in America.

Author:Flint-Ferguson, Janis
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

SACHS, Marilyn. Lost in America. Roaring Book Press. 160p. c2005. 1-59643-040-0. $16.95. JS

Nicole Nieman is living with her parents and younger sister in Aix-les-Bains, France in 1943. While she is spending the night with a classmate, the Gestapo raid her home and her family is dragged off in the middle of the night. She travels through France to live with an aunt who has herself escaped capture by the Gestapo, but who is not interested in raising her teenage niece. After surviving the war, Nicole comes to the US to live with relatives and begin a life that is very different from the European life of wartime. Nicole needs a job, new clothes, and a place to live. She reconnects with a former classmate whose family has also relocated to the US. Through her friend Rosette Segal, who calls herself Rose now, Nicole is able to begin the process of...

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