The Orphan's Tale: A Novel Quotes

Pam Jenoff
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Out!
-- Noa’s father (Chapter 3)

Importance: When Noa’s father –who is patriotic Dutch –discovers his daughter has slept with a German, he kicks her out of the house. Noa, who is pregnant, ends up traveling to Germany, where she hopes she will find a home. Instead, she rescues a baby boy who is Jewish, leading her to have to flee the German soldiers.

You are welcome to stay.
-- Herr Neuhoff (Chapter 4)

Importance: When Noa and baby Theo are discovered half-frozen in the woods near the Villa Neuhoff, they are taken in. Neuhoff himself offers Noa and Theo a place to stay in exchange for Noa committing to learning how to perform on the trapeze. Noa agrees to do so, hoping to save money and then move on.

In that moment, I do not just want to be like her –I truly want to be her.
-- Noa (Chapter 6)

Importance: As Noa watches Astrid and Gerda practice, Noa is amazed. Having taken on...

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