Kim Van Alkemade, author of Orphan #8, on tour July 2015

Posted By on July 3, 2015

Orphan #8About Orphan#8

Paperback: 416 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (August 4, 2015)

A stunning debut novel of historical fiction set in the forgotten world of New York City’s Jewish orphanages

In 1919, four-year-old Rachel Rabinowitz is placed in the Hebrew Infant Home where Dr. Mildred Solomon is conducting medical research on the children. Dr. Solomon subjects Rachel to an experimental course of X-ray treatments that establish the doctor’s reputation while risking the little girl’s health. Now it’s 1954, and Rachel is a nurse in the hospice wing of the Old Hebrews Home when elderly Dr. Solomon becomes her patient. Realizing the power she holds over the helpless doctor, Rachel embarks on a dangerous experiment of her own design. Before the night shift ends, Rachel will be forced to choose between forgiveness and revenge.

Inspired by true events, Orphan #8 is a powerful novel about the human capacity to harm—and to love.

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Kim van AlkemadeAbout Kim Van Alkemade

Kim van Alkemade was born in New York. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in literary journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, So to Speak, and CutBank. She teaches writing at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Find out more about Kim at her website, and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Kim’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, July 7th: 100 Pages a Day … Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Thursday, July 9th: Raven Haired Girl

Tuesday, July 14th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, July 16th: Gspotsylvania: Musings from a Spotsylvania Dog and Bird Mom

Monday, July 20th: Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, July 21st: From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, July 22nd: Novel Escapes

Thursday, July 23rd: Kritters Ramblings

Thursday, July 23rd: Kahakai Kitchen

Friday, July 24th: As I turn the pages

Friday, July 24th: A Literary Vacation

Monday, July 27th: The Reader’s Hollow

Tuesday, July 28th: Mel’s Shelves

Thursday, July 30th: Time 2 Read

Friday, July 31st: FictionZeal

Monday, August 3rd: Cold Read

Thursday, August 6th: Books on the Table

Friday, August 7th: Bibliophiliac

TBD: Svetlana’s Reads and Views

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