A teenager's choices in the shadow of World War II will change him forever...
For fifteen-year-old Julien Losier, life will never be the same. His family has left his childhood home in Paris and relocated to southern France as Hitler begins to threaten their country. But Julien doesn't want to run. He doesn't want to huddle around the radio at night, waiting to hear news through buzzing static. Julien doesn't want to wait.
Angry, frustrated, and itching to do something, Julien finds a battle everywhere he turns.
His family opens their home to a Jewish boy needing refuge. His country falls to the Nazis. And in the new life they all are forced to make for themselves in the aftermath, Julien meets Nina... a young Austrian who has fled her country by her father's dying command. Nina also is Jewish, and in grave danger. Julien suddenly realizes the enormity of having someone's life or death depend on... him.
How Huge the Night is a novel by Heather and Lydia Munn, inspired by the true story of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, the town in the south of France that became a refuge for Jews during World War II. A compelling story that will keep both teens and adults turning the pages, How Huge the Night explores both the darkness of the World War II experience in Europe and its moments of piercing light.
"Up there with Anne Frank and The Hiding Place." - Karla Cook, Ramblin' Roads
"The reader is instantly hooked... History is only boring if you fail to realize that it happened to real people just like you and I." - Rambles of a Stay-at-Home Mom
"How Huge the Night is easily one of my favorite books this year." - Tina Peterson, Family Literacy and You
"I love a book where the writing is so vivid you mirror the characters' emotions--and How Huge the Night does exactly that!" - Katie, Legacy of a Writer
"How Huge the Night is a different take on some aspects of World War II that aren't commonly written about in Christian fiction... very inspiring and compelling." - Michelle Sutton, Healing Hearts
"Told with poignant realism." - Pamela, Daysong Reflections
"You won't forget How Huge the Night. I don't think you are supposed to." - Julie Arduini, The Surrendered Scribe