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The memory of Babel / Christelle Dabos ; translated from the French by Hildegarde Serle.

Dabos, Christelle, 1980- (author.). Serle, Hildegarde, (translator.). Dabos, Christelle, 1980- Translation of (work): Mémoire de Babel. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library Y DAB (Text) 33500013320585 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y DAB (Text) 33500013320577 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1609456130
  • ISBN: 9781609456139
  • ISBN: 9781787702530
  • ISBN: 1787702537
  • Physical Description: 447 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Original title: La Passe-Miror. Livre 3. La mémoire de Babel"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
Ophelia must rely on all her skills as a reader to stay ahead of her adversaries while on the ark of Babel, desperately longing for her betrothed, Thorn.
Language Note:
In English; translated from the French.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 October #2
    At the end of The Missing of Clairdelune (2019), Ophelia's fiancé,Thorn, disappears (into thin air). When Ophelia goes in search of him, her travels take her to Babel, where she is employed under an assumed name as an apprentice Forerunner and where she seeks entry to the Secretarium, the record of all knowledge of all the arks. When she does find Thorn, he's caught up in his own difficulties and the two ultimately must save each other. The first chapter in this third entry attempts to situate readers by recapping the main points of the first two books, Clairdelune and A Winter's Promise (2018), but motivations and the massive cast of characters will be much more meaningful if the reading is done in order. The writing is effective and melodramatic (in a positive way), despite having to overcome a dragging plot in a few spots. It is a complex, imaginative, somewhat steampunk version of the Baudelaire orphans' adventures, as written for teens and adults. Be advised: it is probably not for those with strict interpretations of God. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Christelle Dabos was born on the Côte d’Azur in 1980 and grew up in a home filled with classical music and historical games. She now lives in Belgium. A Winter’s Promise, her debut novel, won the Gallimard Jeunesse-RTL-Télérama First Novel Competition in France, and was named a Best Book of the Year by critics and publications in the US, including Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Publishers Weekly, and Chicago Review of Books. A Winter’s Promise was also named the #1 Sci-Fi/Fantasy title of the year by the editors of the Amazon Book Review.

Subject: Ophelia (Fictitious character from Dabos) > Fiction.
Mirrors > Juvenile fiction.
Secrecy > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Mirrors > Fiction.
Conspiracy > Fiction.
Arranged marriage > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Young adult works.
Fantasy fiction.

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