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The girl they left behind, Roxanne Veletzos

Label
The girl they left behind
Title
The girl they left behind
Statement of responsibility
Roxanne Veletzos
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by a true story, this haunting tale of love and survival spans two decades of war and revolution, from war-torn Romania in 1941 to New York in 1960. On a freezing night in January 1941, a little Jewish girl is found on the steps of an apartment building in Bucharest. With Romania recently allied with the Nazis, the Jewish population is in grave danger, undergoing increasingly violent persecution. The girl is placed in an orphanage and eventually adopted by a wealthy childless couple who name her Natalia. As she assimilates into her new life, she all but forgets the parents who were forced to leave her behind. They are even further from her mind when Romania falls under Soviet occupation. Yet, as Natalia comes of age in a bleak and hopeless world, traces of her identity pierce the surface of her everyday life, leading gradually to a discovery that will change her destiny. She has a secret crush on Victor, an intense young man who as an impoverished student befriended her family long ago. Years later, when Natalia is in her early twenties and working at a warehouse packing fruit, she and Victor, now an important official in the Communist regime, cross paths again. This time they are fatefully drawn into a passionate affair despite the obstacles swirling around them and Victor's dark secrets. When Natalia is suddenly offered a one-time chance at freedom, Victor is determined to help her escape, even if it means losing her. Natalia must make an agonizing decision: remain in Bucharest with her beloved adoptive parents and the man she has come to love, or seize the chance to finally live life on her own terms, and to confront the painful enigma of her past
Summary
On a freezing night in January 1941, a little Jewish girl is found on the steps of an apartment building in Bucharest. The girl is placed in an orphanage and eventually adopted by a wealthy childless couple who name her Natalia. As she assimilates into her new life, she all but forgets the parents who were forced to leave her behind. Yet, as Natalia comes of age in a bleak and hopeless world, traces of her identity pierce the surface of her everyday life, leading gradually to a discovery that will change her destiny
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10736886
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Veletzos, Roxanne
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The girl they left behind, Roxanne Veletzos
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Based on a true story" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062960467
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781925791440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1040270492
Label
The girl they left behind, Roxanne Veletzos
Publication
Note
"Based on a true story" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062960467
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781925791440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1040270492

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