cover image MALKA


Mirjam Pressler, , trans. from the German by Brian Murdoch. . Penguin/Speak, $5.99 (280pp) ISBN 978-0-14-240269-6

Covering the period from September 1943 to March 1944, the novel opens in a Polish village and follows the seven-year-old Jewish heroine as she flees, and her mother and sister separate from her. "Readers will not emerge from this novel unscathed," according to PW 's starred review. Ages 12-up. (Mar.)