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The Rescuer's Path

Paula Friedman

The Rescurer's Path book cover by Paula Friedman


When Malca Bernovski rides a horse offtrail in Nixon-era Washington DC, she discovers the wounded antiwar leader Gavin Hareen, prime suspect in the lethal bombing of an army truck. The budding love between the sheltered Malca, daughter of a Holocaust survivor, and the anguished, half-Syrian fugitive becomes a desperate struggle against injustice. 

From the White House to the Rockies, from the Warsaw Ghetto to the post-9/11 search of the lovers’ child for her origins, this tale spans generations to delve urgent, timeless questions.


“Exciting, physically vivid, and romantic.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, National Book Award, author of The Dispossessed, Lavinia, and many others

“I could not stop reading this novel—I loved it!”
Carole L. Glickfeld, Flannery O’Connor Award, author of Useful Gifts and Swimming Toward the Ocean

“Vivid, humane, and wise, The Rescuer’s Path had me from its first line to its last.”
Cheryl Strayed, Pushcart Prize, author of Wild and Torch

“In a story of what it means to do the right thing, these characters will break your heart and put it back together again.”
Heather Sharfeddin, author of Damaged Goods and other novels of today's rural West

“Timely yet rich with history, this tale compels you to turn page after page. This is the book you can’t put down, the people you will remember, the vibrant story we all share.”
Carol Denney, activist, writer, satirist, Fiddlers for Peace

ISBN: 978-1-935514-88-6

200 pages, $15.95

Fiction : Literary
Fiction : Political
Fiction: Jewish


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