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Fever at Dawn (Paperback)

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By Peter Gardos, Elizabeth Szasz (Translator)
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Fever at Dawn has the sweetness of The Rosie Project and the pathos of The Fault in Our Stars. Better still, it is based on a true story, that of the author’s parents, who found love in the aftermath of the Holocaust and the horrors of World War II. …A book to fall in love with.” —Herald Sun


"Fever at Dawn has the sweetness of The Rosie Project and the pathos of The Fault in Our Stars . . . A book to fall in love with." -- Herald Sun

It's 1945 and Miklos is looking for a wife. The fact that he has six months left to live doesn't discourage him -- he isn't one to let small problems like that stand in the way, especially not after he's survived a concentration camp. Currently marooned in an all-male sanatorium in Sweden, and desperate to get out, he acquires the names of the 117 Hungarian women also recovering in Sweden and writes each of them a letter in his beautiful cursive hand. Luckily for him, Lili decides to write back.

Drawn from the real-life letters of Peter Gardos's parents, and reminiscent of the film Life Is Beautiful, Fever at Dawn is a vibrant, ribald, and unforgettable tale, showing the death-defying power of the human will to live and to love.

"At once heartrending and lighthearted, this romance covers enormous ground in love and war, joy and tragedy." -- Shelf Awareness, starred review

"A riveting and high-spirited journey from the brink of death toward life, Fever at Dawn] asserts the power of love." -- Julie Orringer, author of The Invisible Bridge
Product Details
ISBN: 9780544944411
ISBN-10: 0544944410
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: April 18th, 2017
Pages: 240
Language: English


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