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The fortunate ones : a novel

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It is 1939 in Vienna, and as the specter of war darkens Europe, Rose Zimmer’s parents are desperate. Unable to get out of Austria, they manage to secure passage for their young daughter on a kindertransport, and send her to live with strangers in England. Six years later, the war finally over, a grief-stricken Rose attempts to build a life for herself. Alone in London, devastated, she cannot help but try to search out one piece of her childhood: the Chaim Soutine painting her mother had cherished. Many years later, the painting finds its way to America. In modern-day Los Angeles, Lizzie Goldstein has returned home for her father’s funeral. Newly single and unsure of her path, she also carries a burden of guilt that cannot be displaced. Years ago, as a teenager, Lizzie threw a party at her father’s house with unexpected but far-reaching consequences. The Soutine painting that she loved and had provided lasting comfort to her after her own mother had died was stolen, and has never been recovered. This painting will bring Lizzie and Rose together and ignite an unexpected friendship, eventually revealing long-held secrets that hold painful truths. The Fortunate Ones is a haunting story of longing, devastation, and forgiveness, and a deep examination of the bonds and desires that map our private histories.

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Avon Free Library FIC UMA (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300437389
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Geneva Public Library UMANSKY (Text)
First Floor Fiction
52118300949713
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Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52120300322917
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Newark Public Library FIC UMA (Text)
Adult Fiction
52125300781582
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Ontario Public Library FIC UMA (Text)
Adult Fiction
52126300708674
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Victor Farmington Library UMA (Text)
Adult Fiction
52128300779515
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