Meet Daniel Kalla
Author Daniel Kalla produces engrossing novels with an intensity that matches the challenge of his other role as Department Head of Emergency Medicine at an urban teaching hospital in Vancouver. His first five novels, medical thrillers, focus on themes that lie at the heart of his professional life, delving into topics as diverse as superbugs, pandemics, addiction, DNA evidence and patient abuse. His sixth novel, Of Flesh And Blood, is a multi-generational family saga. His latest, The Far Side Of The Sky, is a historical novel set against a startling, yet little known, chapter of the Second World War, when 20,000 Jews fled Germany to find shelter in only one city: Shanghai, “The Paris of the East”.
Coming in September 2013: RISING SUN, FALLING SHADOW — A story of espionage, betrayal, and one family’s struggle to survive in war-torn Shanghai. Please visit this link to learn more about the novel.
THE FAR SIDE OF THE SKY
On the eve of the Second World War, one family’s final hope lies across the world in Shanghai…
“An amazing novel seeped in vivid descriptions of Austria and China.” —The Huffington Post, (read review here)
“The author of five medical thrillers and a family saga successfully switches gears here. With its unusual setting and blend of terror, hope, and love, this historical novel deserves a wide readership.”– Library Journal, *Starred Review*
“An exciting, often touching story that combines wartime peril and romance in an attractive mix… (Kalla) knows how to weave a good tale, and his characters are endearing… deftly combines fact and fiction.” —Booklist
“I ate up this novel… Recommended.”
—Historical Novel Society, (read review here)
Shortlisted For the 2012 OLA’S Reader Choice Award