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Midnight Train to Prague: A Novel

Midnight Train to Prague: A Novel

by Carol Windley

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The acclaimed author of Home Schooling returns with a timeless tale of friendship, romance, betrayal, and survival that spans two world wars.
In 1927, as Natalia Faber travels from Berlin to Prague with her mother, their train is delayed in Saxon Switzerland. In the brief time the train is idle, Natalia learns the truth about her father—who she believed died during her infancy—and meets a remarkable woman named Dr. Magdalena Schaeffer, whose family will become a significant part of her future. Shaken by these events, Natalia arrives at a spa on the shore of Lake Hevíz in Hungary. Here, she meets Count Miklós Andorján, a journalist and adventurer. The following year, they will marry.
Years later, Germany has invaded Russia. When Miklós fails to return from the eastern front, Natalia goes to Prague to wait for him. With a pack of tarot cards, she sets up shop as a fortune teller, and she meets Anna Schaeffer, the daughter of the woman she met decades earlier on that stalled train. The Nazis accuse Natalia of spying, and she is sent to a concentration camp. Though they are separated, her friendship with Anna grows as they fight to survive and to be reunited with their families.
“An original and compelling story, told with vivid detail and a richness in setting that I absorbed in one sitting.”—Ellen Keith, bestselling author of The Dutch Wife
Praise for Homeschooling

“Carol Windley’s writing has a unique power, a perfect combination of delicacy, intensity, and fearless imagination.”—Alice Munro
“Startlingly lovely.”—Seattle Times

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ISBN-13: 9780802146502
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 11/03/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 11,520
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Carol Windley is the author of the story collection Visible Light—which won the Bumbershoot/Weyerhaeuser Publication Award and was nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction—and the acclaimed novel Breathing Underwater.

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