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The book of lost names  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

The book of lost names / Kristin Harmel.

Harmel, Kristin, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643587387
  • ISBN: 1643587382
  • Physical Description: 478 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Regular print version previously published by: Gallery Books, a division of Simon and Schuster, Incorporated.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"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. 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women librarians > Fiction.
Photographs > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Underground movements > France > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > France > Fiction.
Jews > France > Fiction.
Forgery > Fiction.
Code and cipher stories > Fiction.
Large type books.
France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Cryptologic fiction.
War fiction.

Available copies

  • 11 of 13 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Caruthersville Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Caruthersville Public Library.

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 13 total copies.
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Caruthersville Public Library LP F HAR (Text) 38417100524810 Large Print Fiction Available -


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