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Pam Jenoff

Author of The Lost Girls of Paris

20+ Works 6,745 Members 416 Reviews 7 Favorited

About the Author

Pam Jenoff was born in Maryland and raised outside Philadelphia. She attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge University in England where she earned her master's degree in history. She then was appointed as Special Assistenat to the Secretary of the Army. She worked show more helping victim's families of Pan Am Flight 103 secure their memorial at Arlington National Cemetery and observing recovery efforts at the site of the Oklahoma City bombing. Following her work at the Pentagon, Pam moved to the State Department. In 1996 she was assigned to the U.S. Consulate in Krakow, Poland. It was during this time that Pam developed her expertise in Polish-Jewish relations and the Holocaust, working on matters such as preservation of Auschwitz and the restitution of Jewish property in Poland. Pam left the Foreign Service in 1998 for law school and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She worked for several years as a labor and employment attorney and now teaches law school at Rutgers. Pam is the author of The Kommandant's Girl, which was an international bestseller and nominated for a Quill award, as well as The Winter Guest, The Diplomat's Wife, The Ambassador┬┐s Daughter, Almost Home, A Hidden Affair and The Things We Cherished. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Pam Jenoff

The Lost Girls of Paris (2019) 1,672 copies
The Orphan's Tale (2017) 1,504 copies
The Kommandant's Girl (2001) 1,022 copies
The Diplomat's Wife (2008) 568 copies
The Woman with the Blue Star (2021) 448 copies
The Ambassador's Daughter (2013) 316 copies
The Things We Cherished (2011) 289 copies
The Winter Guest (2014) 247 copies
Code Name Sapphire: A Novel (2023) 191 copies
Almost Home (2009) 170 copies
A Hidden Affair (2010) 96 copies
The Other Girl (2014) 37 copies
The Officer's Lover (2008) 35 copies
The Last Embrace (2015) 17 copies

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Wow! Another great historical fiction novel by Pam Jenoff.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me a copy of this book.

The Lost Girls of Paris takes you inside the lives of young women who are placed as secret agents out in occupied Europe during WWII. These women, based on real-life women who were SOE's in WWII, put their lives in danger as they work as radio operators situated right in the guts of the war.

The story is told in two timelines: 1944 and 1946 when a suitcase with mysterious photos of women is found after the war ends, which gives us a glimpse into life right after the war.

I'm so impressed by the research done on this book and highly recommend it to readers of HF who love stories about strong women!
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JillHannah | 97 other reviews | Nov 20, 2023 |
I'm a historical fiction junkie and one of the many things I love about reading WWII fiction books is being enlightened about things that really happened during the war that we never learned in school.

In this book, it's no different. I had no idea the circus played a part during the war in helping to hide people. I've read other books by this author and have loved every one of them. Her characters are real, flawed, and written so that we care what happens to them.

Of course, this book is filled with much heartache, but it also reflects the resiliency of the human spirit and the goodness in most people who go far beyond their duty to help each other in times of need.

Another great Pam Jenoff novel!
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JillHannah | 89 other reviews | Nov 20, 2023 |
A great read! I find myself reading many books now on WWII, and the effect it had on the people during the war. This was a terrific book, told in a way that made me really feel I was a part of Helena and Ruth's experiences (which were many times horrible!) Very insightful novel, and as with many other WWII stories, I wonder how anyone made it out alive. It shows the strength of the human spirit.
JillHannah | 21 other reviews | Nov 20, 2023 |
Elizabeth Knowelden (Narrator), Henrietta Meire (Narrator), Candace Thaxton (Narrator)
Compelling, Enjoyable, and a bit of history
cfulton20 | 97 other reviews | Nov 13, 2023 |



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