The Resource The book of lost names : a novel, Kristin Harmel

The book of lost names : a novel, Kristin Harmel

Label
The book of lost names : a novel
Title
The book of lost names
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kristin Harmel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it's an image of a book she hasn't seen in sixty-five years--a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names. The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II--an experience Eva remembers well--and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago. The book in the photograph, an eighteenth-century religious text thought to have been taken from France in the waning days of the war, is one of the most fascinating cases. Now housed in Berlin's Zentral- und Landesbibliothek library, it appears to contain some sort of code, but researchers don't know where it came from--or what the code means. Only Eva holds the answer--but will she have the strength to revisit old memories and help reunite those lost during the war? As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and along with a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. The records they keep in The Book of Lost Names will become even more vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed and Rémy disappears."--
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Publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harmel, Kristin
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women librarians
  • Photographs
  • Code and cipher stories
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jews
  • France
Label
The book of lost names : a novel, Kristin Harmel
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1124523086
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
388 pages :
Isbn
9781982131890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1124523086
Label
The book of lost names : a novel, Kristin Harmel
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1124523086
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
388 pages :
Isbn
9781982131890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1124523086

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