Thorndike Press

The Boat Runner

  • Devin Murphy
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  • ISBN-10: 1432842676
  • ISBN-13: 9781432842673
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.50 lbs ( .68 kgs)
  • 552 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released October 2017
  • Simultaneous Publications




Epic in scope, The Boat Runner tells the little-known story of the young Dutch boys who were thrown into the Nazi campaign, as well as the brave boatmen who risked everything to give Jewish refugees safe passage. Through one boy's harrowing talk of personal redemption, we learn the power of stories and voices to bring light to our darkest days.


Customer Reviews

An ambitious coming of age story…Murphy's debut novel is a purposely limited view of war, as was The Red Badge of Courage, but strong characters and compelling narrative convey the impact well beyond one family…Impressive.

— starred Kirkus Reviews