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A long petal of the sea : a novel

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First large print edition.

"In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life irreversibly intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them wants, and together are sponsored by poet Pablo Neruda to embark on the SS Winnipeg along with 2,200 other refugees in search of a new life. As unlikely partners, they embrace exile and emigrate to Chile as the rest of Europe erupts in World War. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning. Over the course of their lives, they will face test after test. But they will also find joy as they wait patiently for a day when they are exiles no more, and will find friends in the most unlikely of places. Through it all, it is that hope of being reunited with their home that keeps them going. And in the end, they will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along."--

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Livonia Public Library LP FIC ALL (Text)
Adult New
52140300582518
Checked out
06/30/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Lyons Public Library PB LG PRT F All (Text)
Large Print
52141300557120
Checked out
06/30/2020
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008191025s2020 nyu ed 000 1 eng
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035 . ‡a(OCoLC)1125007260
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049 . ‡aCRCA
050 4. ‡aPQ8098.1.L54 ‡bL3613 2020b
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1001 . ‡aAllende, Isabel, ‡eauthor.
24512. ‡aA long petal of the sea : ‡ba novel / ‡cIsabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson.
250 . ‡aFirst large print edition.
264 1. ‡a[New York] : ‡bRandom House Large Print, ‡c[2020]
264 4. ‡c©2020
300 . ‡a420 pages (large print) ; ‡c24 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
340 . ‡nlarge print ‡2rdafs
500 . ‡a"Originally published in Spain in 2019 as Largo pétalo de mar"--Title page verso.
520 . ‡a"In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life irreversibly intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them wants, and together are sponsored by poet Pablo Neruda to embark on the SS Winnipeg along with 2,200 other refugees in search of a new life. As unlikely partners, they embrace exile and emigrate to Chile as the rest of Europe erupts in World War. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning. Over the course of their lives, they will face test after test. But they will also find joy as they wait patiently for a day when they are exiles no more, and will find friends in the most unlikely of places. Through it all, it is that hope of being reunited with their home that keeps them going. And in the end, they will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along."-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
546 . ‡aTranslated from the Spanish.
61127. ‡aCivil War (Spain : 1936-1939) ‡2fast ‡0(OCoLC)fst01352321
648 7. ‡a1936-1939 ‡2fast
650 0. ‡aExiles ‡zChile ‡y20th century ‡vFiction.
651 0. ‡aSpain ‡xHistory ‡yCivil War, 1936-1939 ‡vFiction.
651 7. ‡aSpain. ‡2fast
655 0. ‡aLarge type books.
655 7. ‡aFiction. ‡2fast
655 7. ‡aHistory. ‡2fast
655 7. ‡aHistorical fiction. ‡2gsafd
655 7. ‡aHistorical fiction. ‡2lcgft
7001 . ‡aCaistor, Nick ‡etranslator.
7001 . ‡aHopkinson, Amanda, ‡d1948- ‡etranslator.
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡aon1125007260 ‡bOCoLC ‡c616146 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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