Annejet van der Zijl, Kristen Gehrman – translator – The Boy Between Worlds


From the Amazon Charts bestselling author of An American Princess comes the true story of an unconventional family divided by war and prejudice during WWII.

When they fell in love in 1928, Rika and Waldemar could have not been more different. She was a thirty-seven-year-old Dutch-born mother, estranged from her husband. He was her immigrant boarder, not yet twenty, and a wealthy Surinamese descendant of slaves. The child they have together, brown skinned and blue eyed, brings the couple great joy yet raises some eyebrows. Until the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands explodes their promising life.

What unfolds is more than the astonishing story of a love that prevailed over convention. Its also the quest of a young boy. Through the cruelty of World War II, he will fight for a connection between his fathers South American birthplace and his mothers European traditions. Lost and displaced for much of his life, but with a legacy of resilience in his blood, his life will be a struggle to find his place in the world.

Moving deftly between personal experience and the devastating machinations of war, The Boy Between Worlds is an unforgettable journey of hope, love, and courage in the face of humanitys darkest hour.

Author: Annejet van der Zijl, Kristen Gehrman – translator
Narrator: Coleen Marlo
Duration: 6 hours 5 minutes
Released: 19 Jan 2008
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Language: English

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This is the story of what happens when people lose their rights. So no matter what the terrorists try, we should never, ever give up our second amendment rights, which ensures we will never lose our first amendment rights.
It is a story of how ordinary lives can change in an instant. How absolute power corrupts absolutely. A reason why we should be kind to one another and not judge, live and let live.