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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

  • 2 of 36 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

35 current holds with 36 total copies.

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION HARMEL (Text)
New Book
31000151240929
Checked out
04/23/2021
Bedford Free Library FIC HAR (Text)
New Book
31002150870185
Checked out
04/19/2021
Bedford Hills Free Library HARMEL (Text)
New Book
31003151432801
In transit
-
Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION HARMEL (Text)
New Fiction
31036150934815
Checked out
04/15/2021
Bronxville Public Library FICTION HARMEL (Text)
New Fiction
31004151718199
Checked out
04/19/2021
Chappaqua Library FICTION HARMEL (Text)
New Fiction
31005153445608
In transit
-
Chappaqua Library FICTION HARMEL (Text)
New Fiction
31005500426319
On holds shelf
-
Croton Free Library FICTION/HARMEL (Text)
New Fiction
31006151806957
In transit
-
Eastchester Public Library FICTION HARMEL (Text)
New Fiction
31008152475394
In transit
-
Greenburgh Public Library FICTION HARMEL (Text)
New Fiction
31009154681245
Checked out
04/22/2021
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