The search for a new home after world war II
January 1945—January 1946: Germany lies in ruins, half the world is on the move, either looking for the old homeland or a new one. Rena (16), her two brothers, the little Jutsch and Momm are able to flee on the last train out of Wartheland in Prussia and get stranded in Kewenow. The work in the fields is hard, but at least there are potatoes and sweet cherries. And Rena is lucky. She meets the pastor’s son, Klaas, a love that opens her eyes.
A moving novel by a great storyteller about children, who no longer let their fathers tell them what to do and become increasingly brave as their hope of finding a place in a chaotic world grows.