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Whisperings in the blood, Shelley Davidow

Label
Whisperings in the blood
Title
Whisperings in the blood
Statement of responsibility
Shelley Davidow
Title variation
Whisperings in the blood
Title variation remainder
a memoir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An exquisite, compelling story of courage, destiny and the search for home Lithuania, 1913. Haunted by memories of the pogroms, Jacob Frank leaves his village in the hope of a better life, and boards a ship bound for New York. Twenty-five years later, his daughter Bertha sets sail for South Africa to marry a man she has never met, unaware of the tumult that lies ahead. In time, her granddaughter Shelley, following those very steps in reverse, flees the violence of apartheid to live in America, before at last finding home in Australia. These immigrant voyages, repeated from one generation to the next, form the heart of this richly layered memoir. Drawing on her grandmother's diary and letters, Shelley Davidow tells her family's stories in vivid detail, recounting their experiences of love and loss alongside her own. As she learns about the past, Shelley discovers that her aspirations and fears, her dreams and nightmares, echo those of her forebears as ancestral whisperings in the blood. Spanning four continents and one hundred years, this extraordinary book explores the heartache and emotional legacies of those who leave their homelands forever
Summary
Haunted by memories of the pogroms, Jacob Frank leaves his Lithuainian village in the hope of a better life, and boards a ship bound for New York. Twenty-five years later, his daughter Bertha sets sail for South Africa to marry a man she has never met, unaware of the tumult that lies ahead. In time, her granddaughter Shelley, following those very steps in reverse, flees the violence of apartheid to live in America, before at last finding home in Australia. These immigrant voyages, repeated from one generation to the next, form the heart of this richly layered memoir. Drawing on her grandmother's diary and letters, Shelley Davidow tells her family's stories in vivid detail, recounting their experiences of love and loss alongside her own
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10523413
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davidow, Shelley
Dewey number
929.20994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Davidow, Shelley
  • Frank, Bertha
  • Davidow, Shelley
  • Women immigrants
  • Women immigrants
  • Jews
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Lithuania
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Whisperings in the blood, Shelley Davidow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055448486
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780702253980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimilies
System control number
(OCoLC)922533127
Label
Whisperings in the blood, Shelley Davidow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055448486
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780702253980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimilies
System control number
(OCoLC)922533127

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