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The Resource We Are All That's Left

We Are All That's Left

Label
We Are All That's Left
Title
We Are All That's Left
Statement of responsibility
Carrie Arcos
Title variation
  • We are all that is left
  • We are all thats left
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Zara and her mother, Nadja, have a strained relationship. Nadja just doesn't understand Zara's creative passion for, and self-expression through, photography. And Zara doesn't know how to reach beyond their differences and connect to a closed-off mother who refuses to speak about her past in Bosnia. But when a bomb explodes as they're shopping in their local farmers' market in Rhode Island, Zara is left with PTSD--and her mother is left in a coma. Without the opportunity to get to know her mother, Zara is left with questions--not just about her mother, but about faith, religion, history, and her own path forward.As Zara tries to sort through her confusion, she meets Joseph, whose grandmother is also in the hospital, and whose exploration of religion and philosophy offer comfort and insight into Zara's own line of thinking.Told in chapters that alternate between Zara's present-day Providence, RI, and Nadja's own childhood in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War of the 1990s, We Are All That's Left shows the ways in which, no matter the time and place, struggle and tragedy can give way to connection, healing and love.Praise for We Are All That's Left:* "A multilayered view of tragedy and its repercussions." --Publishers Weekly, *STARRED REVIEW*"This complex, compelling story takes readers on a deep dive below the surface, exposing both the fragility of life and the redemptive bonds of love." --Booklist"This important and timely novel is a painful, lovely exploration of mending a mother-daughter relationship." --Kirkus Reviews
Summary
Told in two voices, Nadja grows up in war-torn Bosnia in the 1990s and, in the present, refuses to discuss her youth with her daughter, Zara, until both are traumatized by a terrorist attack in Rhode Island
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Character
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10658922
Cataloging source
DLC
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Arcos, Carrie
Index
no index present
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610
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Social Science
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
We Are All That's Left
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_492328
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780698198630
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
We Are All That's Left
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_492328
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780698198630
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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