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The Resource Suitcase of Dreams

Suitcase of Dreams

Label
Suitcase of Dreams
Title
Suitcase of Dreams
Statement of responsibility
Tania Blanchard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After enduring the horror of Nazi Germany and the chaos of postwar occupation, Lotte Drescher and her family arrive in Australia in 1956 full of hope for a new life. It’s a land of opportunity, where Lotte and her husband Erich dream of giving their children the future they have always wanted. After years of struggling to find their feet as New Australians, Erich turns his skill as a wood carver into a successful business and Lotte makes a career out of her lifelong passion, photography. The sacrifices they have made finally seem worth it until Erich’s role in the trade union movement threatens to have him branded a communist and endanger their family. Then darker shadows of the past reach out to them from Germany, a world and a lifetime away. As the Vietnam War looms, an unexpected visitor forces Lotte to a turning point. Her decision will change her life forever . . . and will finally show her the true meaning of home. PRAISE FOR THE GIRL FROM MUNICH ‘Captures the intensity of a brutal and unforgiving war, successfully weaving love, loss, desperation and, finally, hope into a gripping journey of self-discovery.’ The Courier Mail ‘An epic tale, grand in scope ... Packs an emotional punch that will reverberate far and wide.’ The Weekly Times ‘A tumultuous journey from order to bedlam, and from naive acceptance of the status quo to the gradual getting of political wisdom.’ Sunday Age ‘Stellar debut Aussie fiction combining historical tragedy, romance, and true stories ... Superb and enriching’ Better Reading
Summary
After enduring the horror of Nazi Germany and the chaos of postwar occupation, Lotte Drescher and her family arrive in Australia in 1956 full of hope for a new life. It's a land of opportunity, where Lotte and her husband Erich dream of giving their children the future they have always wanted. After years of struggling to find their feet as New Australians, Erich turns his skill as a wood carver into a successful business and Lotte makes a career out of her lifelong passion, photography. The sacrifices they have made finally seem worth it until Erich's role in the trade union movement threatens to have him branded a communist and endanger their family. Then darker shadows of the past reach out to them from Germany, a world and a lifetime away
Theme
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018
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10736091
Cataloging source
SALS
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Blanchard, Tania
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family Sagas
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Suitcase of Dreams
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_544049
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925596175
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Suitcase of Dreams
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_544049
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781925596175
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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