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The Resource A fifty-year silence : love, war & a ruined house in France, Miranda Richmond Mouillot

A fifty-year silence : love, war & a ruined house in France, Miranda Richmond Mouillot

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A fifty-year silence : love, war & a ruined house in France
Title
A fifty-year silence
Title remainder
love, war & a ruined house in France
Statement of responsibility
Miranda Richmond Mouillot
Title variation
50-year silence
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Language
eng
Summary
A memoir by a young woman who travels to France to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious and irrevocable estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences. After surviving World War II by escaping the Nazi occupation, Miranda Richmond Mouillot's grandparents, Anna and Armand, bought an old stone house in a remote, picturesque village in the south of France. Five years later, Anna packed her bags and walked out on Armand, taking the typewriter and their children. The two never saw or spoke to each other again. This is the deeply involving account of Miranda's journey to find out what happened. To discover the roots of this embittered and entrenched silence, Miranda abandons her plans for the future and moves to the old stone house, now a crumbling ruin, where she immerses herself in letters and archival materials, slowly teasing stories out of her reticent, and declining, grandparents. Along the way she finds herself learning how not only to survive, but to thrive, making a home in the village and falling in love. With warmth, humor, and rich, evocative detail, this is a heartbreaking, uplifting story spanning two continents and three generations
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"A memoir by a young woman who travels to France to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious and irrevocable estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences"--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
collective biography
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10389816
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DLC
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Richmond Mouillot, Miranda
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Richmond Mouillot, Miranda
  • Richmond Mouillot, Miranda
  • Richmond Mouillot, Miranda
  • Divorced people
  • Grandparents
  • Grandparents
  • Runaway wives
  • Family secrets
  • Families
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Target audience
adult
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love, war, and a ruined house in France
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A fifty-year silence : love, war & a ruined house in France, Miranda Richmond Mouillot
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volume
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  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053847830
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 271 pages
Isbn
9781922182586
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
Label
A fifty-year silence : love, war & a ruined house in France, Miranda Richmond Mouillot
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053847830
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 271 pages
Isbn
9781922182586
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps

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