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The book of lost names

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First Gallery Books hardcover edition.

"Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it's an image of a book she hasn't seen in sixty-five years--a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names. The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II--an experience Eva remembers well--and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago. The book in the photograph, an eighteenth-century religious text thought to have been taken from France in the waning days of the war, is one of the most fascinating cases. Now housed in Berlin's Zentral- und Landesbibliothek library, it appears to contain some sort of code, but researchers don't know where it came from--or what the code means. Only Eva holds the answer--but will she have the strength to revisit old memories and help reunite those lost during the war? As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and along with a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. The records they keep in The Book of Lost Names will become even more vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed and Rémy disappears."--Amazon.

Available copies

  • 6 of 40 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

12 current holds with 40 total copies.

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Book 1 CD Audiobook 1 Large Print Book 1 English 3 All formats and editions 3
Location Call Number /
Shelving Location
Barcode Status /
Due Date
Harrison Public Library HARMEL, K. (Text)
New Fiction
31010300221357
Checked out
05/27/2021
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION HARMEL (Text)
New Book
31011151408606
Checked out
05/26/2021
Hendrick Hudson Free Library HARMEL. KRISTIN (Text)
New Book
31016151704888
In transit
-
Hendrick Hudson Free Library HARMEL. KRISTIN (Text)
New Book
31016151707253
Checked out
05/15/2021
Irvington Public Library FIC HARMEL, K. (Text)
New Fiction
31012154462426
In transit
-
John C. Hart Memorial Library HARMEL (Text)
New Fiction
31030155017742
On holds shelf
-
John C. Hart Memorial Library HARMEL (Text)
New Fiction
31030155104490
Checked out
05/19/2021
Katonah Village Library FICTION HARMEL (Text)
New Fiction
31013151871775
Available
-
Larchmont Public Library HARMEL (Text)
New Fiction
31014152875237
In transit
-
Lewisboro Library FICTION KRISTIN (Text)
New Fiction
31032151399934
In transit
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