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Serendipity's footsteps

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From Nazi Germany to a modern-day orphanage in the American South, three girls separated by decades and thousands of miles are about to give up when a single pair of shoes binds them all together.   Dalya is the daughter of a cobbler in 1930s Berlin, and though she is only fifteen, she knows she will follow in her father's footsteps. When she is forced into a concentration camp one violent November night, she must leave behind everything she knew and loved.   Ray is a modern-day orphan, jagged around the edges in every possible way. She sees an impulsive escape to New York as her only chance at happiness; there, she knows she'll be able to convert her sorrows into songs.   Pinny is an unwavering optimist and Ray's unintended travel companion on her passage to a new life. She inherited from her eccentric mother a fascination with shoes as a means of transformation and expression.   A single pair of shoes entwines these lives. How these women connect across different times and places is an unforgettable story of strength, love, bravery, memory, and the serendipity that binds us all together.
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subject_facet Concentration camps -- Fiction, Down syndrome -- Fiction, Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, People with mental disabilities -- Fiction, Runaways -- Fiction, Shoes -- Fiction
title_display Serendipity's footsteps
title_full Serendipity's Footsteps, Serendipity's footsteps / Suzanne Nelson
title_short Serendipity's footsteps
topic_facet Concentration camps, Down syndrome, Historical Fiction, History, Interpersonal relations, Jews, Orphans, People with mental disabilities, Runaways, Shoes, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature