The Song of the Stork by Stephan Collishaw

9781785079191Set in the second world war in Lithuania, Yael is a young Jewish woman who happens to be outside her village when all the Jewish people are crowded together and shot in a mass grave.

She doesn’t know where her brother is and is certain her parents have been killed. She wanders the woods with an old woman, Rivka, who dies of exposure.

What will she do now? Where will she shelter? How will she ever find her brother again? How can a world so torn apart be salvaged? Continue reading