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|Thief River Falls Public Library||PAT (Text)||35500002956363||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0312262639
- Physical Description: 335 p. ; 22 cm.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
|General Note:|| First published in Great Britain by Doubleday.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 December 2000
Acclaimed novelist Walsh has woven a heartbreaking tale of love, loss, and survival set amid the bleak ruins of postwar Eastern Europe. As the destinies of several families intersect over the course of 50 years, the individual victims of chaos and destruction are physically and emotionally challenged to transcend their seemingly dismal fates. Wrongly accused of being Nazi sympathizers, the remnants of the aristocratic Blansky clan flee west as the Russians overtake their beloved estate. Those who remain behind in their rural Czechoslovakia include a naively committed Marxist eventually betrayed by his own ideals, an opportunistic Communist Party functionary, and a displaced peasant girl unwittingly raising the infant daughter whom Countess Blansky attempted to shield from the brutal invaders. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, each must make a pivotal decision, resurrecting the past and defining the future. A hauntingly lyrical tribute to the human spirit. --Margaret Flanagan Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews
Jill Paton Walsh is the author of four highly praised adult novels: Lapsing; A School for Lovers; Knowledge of Angels, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; and The Serpentine Cave. Her completion of Dorothy L. Sayers's unfinished final mystery, Thrones, Dominations, as well as her two original mysteries, The Wyndham Case and A Piece of Justice, also received extraordinary acclaim. She has won many awards for her children's literature, including the Whitbread Prize. She lives in Cambridge, England.
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