Books The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman Paperback, 418 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe OrphanmasterAuthorJean Zimmerman Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Hardcover, 418 pages, Viking Adult, $27.95, published June 19 2012 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe OrphanmasterAuthorJean Zimmerman Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary In 17th-century New Amsterdam, 22-year-old trader Blandine von Couvering and British spy Edward Drummond investigate the mysterious disappearance of orphan children. Genres: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Historical Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Orphanmaster New In Paperback June 10-16: A Terrorist, A Fabulist, A Worrier And Lost Orphans June 10, 2013 In softcover nonfiction, Daniel Smith explores his anxiety, and Mark Bowden looks at the killing of Osama bin Laden. In fiction, Pablo Medina follows a boy caring for his aging, Cuban-American parents, and Jean Zimmerman tracks a 17th-century investigation into the disappearance of orphan children. Review Best Books Of 2012 Time Passages: The Year's Best Historical Fiction December 6, 2012 To bring the past to life and make it matter, historical fiction must do more than conjure up an exotic backdrop for a conventional story. These six books challenge our preconceptions and help show how the past shaped the world we live in today.