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The Hand We Are Dealt

Robert Bordas

Genre: Historical fiction

Uzhhorod, Czechoslovakia, 1938: Anna Onisko is an ambitious but naive teenager, desperate to become a teacher to escape her stepfather’s tyranny. She must soon choose between family loyalties, the need to belong, and her own freedom when the Hungarian occupation of her region shatters her life. Anna stopped counting the times she fell. Now she must take a stand…

Anna Onisko has grown up under the shadow of her tyrannical step-father. Now in her teens, she is determined to escape him and fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher. But this is Uzhhorod, Czechoslovakia, the year is 1938, and the Hungarian occupation is about to tear Anna’s life apart. Through wartime dangers and family betrayal, Anna has to find the strength to make impossible choices and protect those she loves even if it means sacrificing everything she cares about.

Based on the true story of a woman of courage.

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