After World War II and the Holocaust, large numbers of Jewish survivors tried to immigrate to Israel. They were considered illegal immigrants by the British and held at Atlit internment camp. In October 1945, the Palmach staged a rescue of over 200 prisoners. This novel is based on that true story.
From the back of the book: "The story is told through the eyes of four young women at the camp who survived the Holocaust: Shayndel, a Polish Zionist; Leonie, a Parisian beauty; Tedi, a hidden Dutch Jew; and Zorah, a concentration camp survivor. Haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, afraid to hope, the four of them find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience even as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves in a strange new country."
This is my second book for the I Want More Book Challenge (the previous books I've read by Anita Diamant were The Red Tent (my review is here) and The Last Days of Dogtown (audiobook)). I rate this book 4 out of 5.