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The Resource The Light After the War

The Light After the War

Label
The Light After the War
Title
The Light After the War
Statement of responsibility
Anita Abriel
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1946 two young Hungarian refugees arrive in Naples determined to start a new life after losing everyone they loved before the war. Vera Frankel and her best friend, Edith Ban, are haunted by their terrifying escape from a train headed for Auschwitz after their mothers threw them from the carriage, promising they would follow. But instead the girls found themselves alone in a frozen, alien land. They managed to find refuge and barter for their lives by working on an isolated farm in Austria until the end of the war.Armed with a letter of recommendation from an American general, Vera finds work and new hope at the United States Embassy and, despite her best intentions, falls in love the handsome and enigmatic Captain Anton Wight. But as Vera and Edith grapple with the aftermath of the war, so too does Anton, and when he suddenly disappears, Vera is forced to drastically change course. Their quest to overcome their terrible losses and rebuild their lives takes Vera and Edith from Naples to Ellis Island to Venezuela and finally Sydney as they begin to build careers, reunite with old friends – and find love.Heartbreakingly moving and compelling, THE LIGHT AFTER THE WAR is inspired by the story of the author’s Holocaust survivor mother and her escape with her best friend from a train to Auschwitz. Praise for The Light After the War‘You will be swept away by this fast-paced, heartbreaking and hopeful tale of friendship, family, second chances and the enduring power of love, based on the true story of the author’s mother in war-torn Europe.’ Kristin Harmel, bestselling author of The Room on Rue Amelie‘A heartfelt and memorable tale of family, love, resilience and the triumph of human spirit.’ Pam Jenoff, bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris'There is so much in The Light After the War that truly shines: Unforgettable love, family, faith—and the courageous resolve of two young women to mend their lives and seek new beginnings in a world tragically changed. Fans of historical fiction are sure to devour this tale of hope, reinvention and the power of friendship to heal the heart’s deepest wounds.' Roxanne Veletzos, author of The Girl They Left Behind
Summary
Two Jewish girls who escaped a train headed to Auschwitz to hide on an Austrian farm embark on a quest for a better life that takes them to Naples, New York and Caracas
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Character
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10846580
Cataloging source
BT
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Abriel, Anita
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • General Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Light After the War
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Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_727350
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760852412
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Light After the War
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_727350
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760852412
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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