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LocationMt Jewett
TitleThe book of lost names / Kristin Harmel.
AuthorHarmel, Kristin, author.
CollectionAdult Fiction
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Call NoBarcodeCirc StatusLocation
FIC HAR40778000015233AvailableMt Jewett
F HAR50837000330195AvailableFriends

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 1982131896 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9781982131890 (hardcover)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813.54 23
Personal Name Harmel, Kristin, author.
Title Statement The book of lost names / Kristin Harmel.
Edition Statement First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Imprint ?202
Imprint New York : Gallery Books, [2020]
Physical Description 388 pages ; 24
Content Type text txt rdaconte
Media Type unmediated n rdamed
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarri
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. 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 R?emy, 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 R?emy disappears."--A
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term . 0 Code and cipher st
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term . 0 Jews France Fi
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term . 0 Photographs Fi
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term . 0 Women librarians Fi
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term . 0 World War, 1939-1945 France Fi
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term . 0 World War, 1939-1945 France Underground movements Fi
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term . 0 France History German occupation, 1940-1945 Fi
Index Term-Genre/Form . 7 Historical fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form t 7 War fiction.

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