Bonnier Books UK To Publish The Astonishing New Novel From Heather Morris

First came The Tattooist of Auschwitz,
Then Cilka’s Journey
The story continues with …


From HEATHER MORRIS, author of the six-million-copy bestselling phenomenon, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

Three Sisters is a novel of breath-taking power that will captivate readers all over the world.

Zaffre, the flagship adult fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK, is thrilled to announce Three Sisters, the new novel from Heather Morris which concludes The Tattooist of Auschwitz story. It will be published this October in hardback, eBook and audio and supported by a major publicity and marketing campaign. This will be a global launch, with publication in Australia by Echo, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK and in the U.S. by St. Martin’s Publishing Group in October.

Rich in vivid detail, Three Sisters is a harrowing yet life-affirming story of survival, of hope and renewal. Two of the sisters are alive today, in Israel, surrounded by family and friends. They have chosen Heather Morris to reimagine their story in her remarkable new novel, Three Sisters.

Cibi, Magda and Livia were aged 19, 17 and 15 in 1942, when Livia was ordered to leave their home in Slovakia, to ‘work for the Germans’. Cibi insisted on going with Livia, and the two were sent to the hell of Auschwitz while Magda remained in hiding. In 1944, Magda was captured and the three were reunited in Auschwitz, and as the war turned against the Nazis, sent out on the death marches. They had so little, they had suffered such brutality, but they were strong together and found their way home.  These determined young women, who had survived so much, emigrated to Israel. There they worked, prospered, found love, had children and grandchildren, always together.  

Heather Morris said: ‘I never thought I could find a tale as powerful and overwhelmingly beautiful as those of Lale and Cilka, but a story found me. The day I flew from Johannesburg to Tel Aviv to meet 93-year-old Livi I had no idea what I would discover. The moment I walked into Livi’s apartment, greeted with hugs from her, once again changed my life.

I am truly humbled to be writing the story of the Three Sisters. I thank Livi and Magda for trusting me to tell their story, and for taking the time, over so many hours, to tell it to me. I’m sad that I never met Cibi, but I thank the families of all three sisters, I think I’ve met most of them, for welcoming me into the family, supporting and guiding me as I write.’

Margaret Stead, Publisher, said: ‘With Three Sisters, Heather has written the novel of her life. That these three sisters experienced so much heartache and suffering in the horror of the Holocaust but survived and went on to live full and happy lives in Israel, is nothing short of miraculous, and Heather has created a sweeping, beautiful, epic novel that brings this powerful true story vividly to life.’

Publishing on 14 October 2021,Three Sisters will be available in hardback, trade paperback, eBook and audio, (Zaffre, UK £16.99 & Ireland €13.99)

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About Heather Morris: Born in New Zealand, Heather Morris is an international number one bestselling author, who is passionate about stories of survival, resilience and hope. In 2003, while working in a large public hospital in Melbourne, Heather was introduced to an elderly gentleman who ‘might just have a story worth telling’. The day she met Lale Sokolov changed both their lives. Heather used Lale’s story as the basis for The Tattooist of Auschwitz, which has sold six million copies. Her follow-up novel, Cilka’s Journey, has sold more than a million copies worldwide. Heather’s first non-fiction book, Stories of Hope, was published last September.

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About Bonnier Books UK
Bonnier Books UK is a major UK publisher with sales of £80m. Home to 12 adult and children’s imprints, we publish across a wide variety of genres for different ages. From crime to reading group fiction; memoir to self-help; activity to reference – we believe every book matters.

Our talented authors include Wilbur Smith, Lynda La Plante, Heather Morris, Rosie Goodwin, T.M. Logan, Stacey Halls, Prof. Steve Peters, Ollie Ollerton, Konnie Huq, Garth Nix, Jonny Duddle and Rochelle Humes – to name but a few. We’re also proud to publish for major brands including Disney, Marvel and Bear Grylls.

Bonnier Books UK is owned by Bonnier Books, a family-owned company headquartered in Sweden. Bonnier Books is a top-15 world publisher.