Michael Cargill

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Saying Goodbye to Warsaw – a story set during the tragedy of the Holocaust

Of all the books I’ve written over the years, this one remains a strong favourite amongst both readers and myself.

For this particular book, I delved back into the realms of historical fiction.  Set in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, it’s a story about the struggle for survival that the Jews had to endure every single day.  At the hands of their Nazi tormentors they battled against starvation, disease, and deportations to concentration camps… until some of them decided to fight back.

As it is Holocaust Memorial Day, I’ve decided to make it available for free.

The book is available through these direct links:

epub, mobi Kindle, and PDF

Amazon UK (Kindle) and Amazon UK (paperback)

Amazon US (Kindle) and Amazon US (paperback)

You can get a taster for the book by scrolling down past the cover image and reading the post called Cattle.

Like any girl who is loved by her family, Abigail Nussbaum loves to chase butterflies, enjoys lying on her back looking for shapes in the clouds, and happily teaches young children to make daisy chains.

In the eyes of certain people, however, Abigail has committed a heinous crime. The year is 1940; the place is Poland; Abigail happens to be Jewish.

Along with half a million other Jews, Abigail and her family are evicted from their home and forced to live in the bombed out ruins of Warsaw, the Polish capital.

Although a handful decide to fight back, is the uprising strong enough to save Abigail’s spirit?


20 responses to “Saying Goodbye to Warsaw – a story set during the tragedy of the Holocaust

  1. El Guapo 09/10/2013 at 3:19 PM

    Off to download…

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  3. beckyday6 09/10/2013 at 9:59 PM

    LOVE the cover, Michael! Very ominous.

    I’ve just downloaded. Now I have to get along to Jake, seems I am always a book behind, LOL.

    • Michael Cargill 09/11/2013 at 10:16 AM

      Thanks, Becky – I was quite chuffed when I stumbled upon the image as it ‘worked’ well.

      I’ve actually updated Jake since releasing it. I can send you paperback versions of both Jake and Warsaw if you like.

  4. Luthien Elendil 09/10/2013 at 11:47 PM

    I’m definitely going to download it and review it as soon as I read it (which may not be right away, since I’m in the middle of a Sherlock Holmes season xD)! 😀 I’d love to participate in the paperback giveaway as well, if it’s open to people outside USA, since I’m in Chile, South America. I love books in paper and, since I’m absolutely broke, winning it in a giveaway is pretty much the only way in which I’ll be able to afford it for the time being and in the near future.

    Anyways, THANKS for sharing the electronic version for free, so I can read it even if my luck keeps going away and I don’t win it in the giveaway. 😀

    My e-mail address is rujienerendiru@gmail.com. Thank you! And congrats on publishing a new book. It sounds so interesting! ^o^


    • Michael Cargill 09/11/2013 at 10:12 AM

      Wow, a reader from Chile? I’m touched!

      I’ve just checked with CreateSpace and they deliver to Chile, so you’re in luck!

      Thanks for downloading and I hope you enjoy it (Sherlock Holmes allowing of course…)

      • Luthien Elendil 09/11/2013 at 9:21 PM

        Indeed, I am from Chile and I’ve become very interested in your books! I’m looking forward to reading them and, of course, reviewing them as soon as I can. 🙂

        Had I known that your book was done through CreateSpace, I would have been able to tell you that they do ship to Chile, because I made a printed copy of a novel of mine through them (not for sale, though, because it’s a fanfic, so I can’t actually sell it as I don’t own all of the characters and stuff) and they did send the 5 copies I ordered to my country. ;D

        I hope there’s any luck, although I’m not the luckiest person when it comes to contests and giveaways. xD

        Even if I don’t win, I’ll definitely read the ebook and let you know what I think in an honest and careful review. 🙂

        Thanks for being generous with your work, since it allows people like me (who’re currently unemployed and can’t afford to buy all the books she’d want) to get to know your work. ❤

        Good luck with this new book and thanks! ^_^

  5. Ray Kelly 09/12/2013 at 4:32 PM

    Can’t wait to read it!

  6. caedmoneries 09/14/2013 at 8:57 PM

    Off to download! Have a bit of a backlog, but will be getting to it soon!

    My email address is simplicity.kindreth@gmail.com and I’d LOVE to win a paperback copy!

  7. No Blog Intended 09/15/2013 at 11:42 AM

    Yayyayyay great news! I’ll return here to read more but now I’m in a hurry… But I’ll be back.

    • Michael Cargill 09/15/2013 at 5:37 PM

      You better be, Astrid.

      You better.

      • No Blog Intended 09/15/2013 at 6:05 PM

        Well that was intimidating…
        Just today I got the news that I passed my exam on Polish history, so this post fits the situation. Congrats on another book by the way! You rock.
        Of course I wouldn’t mind winning a copy, but perhaps I should give other people a chance since I already got one the other time.
        Unless fate decides to let me win. I won’t complain.

  8. jbmumofone 09/15/2013 at 1:20 PM

    Sounds like it may be a little bit heart-breaking! Will download tonight.

  9. Bev Place Walkling 09/24/2013 at 5:34 AM

    I would love to win a paperback copy. I’ve never used smashwords so will have to have a look. I am particularly fascinated with history form WW1 & 2 and am planning a trip next year from Warsaw to Berlin so I am trying to read as much as I can about that era before we travel. My email address is bevwalkling@hotmail.com

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