The Little Liar
Belovedbestselling author Mitch Albom returns with a powerful novel thatmoves from a coastal Greek city during the Holocaust, to America,where the intertwined lives of three survivors are forever changed bythe perils of deception and the grace of redemption.
Eleven-year-oldNico Krispis never told a lie. When the Nazi’s invade his home inSalonika, Greece, the trustworthy boy is discovered by a Germanofficer, who offers him a chance to save his family. All Nico has todo is convince his fellow Jewish residents to board trains heading to“new homes” where they are promised jobs and safety. Unaware thatthis is all a cruel ruse, the innocent boy goes to the stationplatform every day and reassures the passengers that the journey issafe. But when the final train is at the station, Nico sees hisfamily being loaded into a large boxcar crowded with other neighbors.Only after it is too late does Nico discover that he helped send thepeople he loved—and all the others—to their doom at Auschwitz.
Niconever tells the truth again.
In TheLittle Liar, his first novel set during the Holocaust, MitchAlbom interweaves the stories of Nico, his brother Sebastian, andtheir schoolmate Fanni, who miraculously survive the death camps andspend years searching for Nico, who has become a pathological liar,and the Nazi officer who radically changed their lives. As thedecades pass, Albom reveals the consequences of what they said, did,and endured.
Amoving parable that explores honesty, survival, revenge anddevotion, The Little Liar is Mitch Albom at his verybest. Narrated by the voice of Truth itself, it is a timeless storyabout the harm we inflict with our deceits, and the power of love toultimately redeem us.
Harper(November 14, 2023)