The Far Side of the Sky (Adler Family #1)

by Daniel Kalla

November 9, 1938—Kristallnacht—the Nazis unleash a night of terror for Jews all acrossGermany.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.92 out of 5
  • Published June 5th 2012 by Forge Books
  • ISBN: 0765332337 (ISBN13: 9780765332332)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Adler Family #1

November 9, 1938—Kristallnacht—the Nazis unleash a night of terror for Jews all across Germany. Meanwhile, the Japanese Imperial Army rampages through China and tightens its stranglehold on Shanghai, a city that becomes the last haven for thousands of desperate European Jews.
Dr. Franz Adler, a renowned surgeon, is swept up in the wave of anti-Semitic violence and flees to Shanghai with his daughter. At a refugee hospital, Franz meets an enigmatic nurse, Soon Yi “Sunny†Mah. The chemistry between them is intense and immediate, but Sunny’s life is shattered when a drunken Japanese sailor murders her father.
The Far Side of the Sky focuses on a short but extraordinary period of Chinese, Japanese, and Jewish history when cultures converged and heroic sacrifices were part of the everyday quest for survival.