A Train in Winter
An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship,
and Resistance in Occupied France
by Caroline Moorehead (The Resistance Trilogy)
A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France Caroline Moorehead (Resistance Trilogy)
The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback—the riveting and little-known story of a group of female members of the French resistance who were deported together to Auschwitz, a remarkable number of whom survived.
In January 1943, 230 women of the French Resistance were sent to the death camps by the Nazis who had invaded and occupied their country.
This is their story, told in full for the first time—a searing and unforgettable chronicle of terror, courage, defiance, survival, and the power of friendship.
Caroline Moorehead, a distinguished biographer, human rights journalist, and the author of Dancing to the Precipice and Human Cargo, brings to life an extraordinary story.
Readers of Mitchell Zuckoff’s Lost in Shangri-La, Erik Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts, and Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken will this find an essential addition to our retelling of the history of World War II. It is a riveting, rediscovered story of courageous women who sacrificed everything to combat the march of evil across the world.
By turns heartbreaking and inspiringCaroline Weber, New York Times Book Review
[A] moving novelistic portrait
An inspiring and fascinating readMeredith Maran, People, 3½ stars
An extremely moving and intensely personal history of the Auschwitz universe as experienced by these women
A powerful and moving bookNatasha Lehrer, Times Literary Supplement UK
[Moorehead] traces the lives and deaths of all her subjects with unswerving candor and compassion
In Moorehead’s telling, neither evil nor good is banal; and if the latter doesn’t always triumph, it certainly inspiresElysa Gardner, USA Today
As chronicled by Moorehead with unblinking accuracy, their agonies are appalling to contemplate, their stories of survival and friendship under duress enthralling to hearMore magazine
“Haunting account of bravery, friendship, and enduranceMarie Claire
Moorehead weaves into her suspenseful, detailed narrative myriad personal stories of friendship, courage, and heartbreakKirkus Reviews
Heightened by electrifying, and staggering, detail, Moorehead’s riveting history stands as a luminous testament to the indomitable will to survive and the unbreakable bonds of friendshipBooklist starred review
Even history’s darkest moments can be illuminated by spectacular courage, such as courage that Caroline Moorehead movingly celebrates in A Train in Winter
Moorehead has created a somber account, sensitively rendered, of yet another grim legacy of warJudith Chettle, Richmond Times-Dispatch
The first complete account of these extraordinary women and, incredibly, over 60 years later we are still learning new and terrible truths about the Holocaust
An important new perspective. . . . Careful research and sensitive retellingBuzzy Jackson, Boston Sunday Globe