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Holding Details

StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call NoLT F Harm
TitleThe book of lost names / Kristin Harmel.
AuthorHarmel, Kristin. author.
CollectionF Large Type
Total Circ1
Reserve Item


StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293101882145LT F Harm1/11/2021 Due on 2/9/2021Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781643587387
International Standard Book Number 1643587382
Personal Name Harmel, Kristin. author.
Title Statement The book of lost names / Kristin Harmel.
Edition Statement Center Point Large Print edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Thorndike, ME : Center Point Large Print, 2020.
Physical Description 478 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Summary, Etc. "Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis. 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 Remy, 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 Remy disappears"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women librarians Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Photographs Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 Underground movements Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 France Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Jews France Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Large type books.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term France History German occupation, 1940-1945 Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form War fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Cryptologic fiction.

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