Little, Brown



They Went Left

Combining history, romance and mystery, They Went Left is a heartbreaking yet hopeful story of what it takes to survive after trauma.

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Review of ‘They Went Left’

The aftermath of World War II is rarely addressed in YA fiction. Narratives typically conclude with scenes of liberation and celebration as good triumphs over evil, and everything returns to normal. Monica Hesse’s They Went Left begins where those narratives end. 

Zofia’s story opens in 1945, a few months after she and thousands of others…

Interview with Monica Hesse

Monica Hesse shares the true stories behind the fictional characters of her novel, They Went Left.

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