The Far Side of the Sky

Shanghai Series (Volume 1)

Daniel Kalla

Forge Books

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November 9, 1938—Kristallnacht—the Nazis unleash a night of terror for Jews all across Germany. Meanwhile, the Japanese Imperial Army rampages through China and tightens its stranglehold on Shanghai, a city that becomes the last haven for thousands of desperate European Jews.

Dr. Franz Adler, a renowned surgeon, is swept up in the wave of anti-Semitic violence and flees to Shanghai with his daughter. At a refugee hospital, Franz meets an enigmatic nurse, Soon Yi “Sunny” Mah. The chemistry between them is intense and immediate, but Sunny’s life is shattered when a drunken Japanese sailor murders her father.

The danger escalates for Shanghai’s Jews as the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. Facing starvation and disease, Franz struggles to keep the refugee hospital open and protect his family from a terrible fate.

The Far Side of the Sky focuses on a short but extraordinary period of Chinese, Japanese, and Jewish history when cultures converged and heroic sacrifices were part of the everyday quest for survival.

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Chapter 1
 
NOVEMBER 9, 1938, VIENNA
 
 
The shadow still swayed over the pavement. Franz Adler tried to blink away the memory of his brother’s dangling corpse and the silhouette it cast across the sidewalk, but the image looped over and over in his head.
A pane of glass erupted somewhere at street level, startling Franz. His hand slipped and he pierced Esther’s skin at the wrong angle. “Verdammt!” he swore under his breath as he yanked back the needle’s tip.
Three more windows shattered.

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Praise for The Far Side of the Sky

"A truly wonderful and important book that adds a fictional story to a significant part of little-known Jewish history."--Tzipi Livni, Official Opposition Leader and former Foreign Minister of Israel

“Kalla deftly portrays the triumph and heartbreak of life-or-death matters.”--Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author, on Of Flesh and Blood

“A family saga set in the world of medicine. It’s full of twists and turns and long-brewing feuds.”--Eileen Goudge, New York Times bestselling author, on Of Flesh and Blood


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About the Author

Daniel Kalla

Daniel Kalla practices emergency medicine in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of six novels, including five scientific / medical thrillers. Kalla's novels have been translated into ten languages.

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The Far Side of the Sky
Daniel Kalla

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
June 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429960519
ISBN10: 1429960515
464 pages
$7.99

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Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
June 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765332332
ISBN10: 0765332337
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 464 pages
$26.99

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Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
July 2013
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765368904
ISBN10: 0765368900
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 528 pages
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