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  • 3 of 8 copies available at Sage Library System.

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6 current holds with 8 total copies.

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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. -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hermiston Public Library FIC HARM (Text) 37838000491993 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/14/2020 Checked out 10/12/2020
Hood River County Library FIC HARMEL (Text) 33892100698944 Adult New Books Book None 08/14/2020 Checked out 10/10/2020
Nyssa Public Library F HAR (Text) 36660000537430 Adult Fiction New/High Demand Branch_Only_3months 08/29/2020 In process -
Ontario Community Library HARMEL, Kristin (Text) 33330004539104 New Book Display Book Branch_Only_6months 09/11/2020 In process -
Paisley Branch Library FIC HARMEL (Text) 37620000951501 New Adult Book Branch_Only_6months 09/08/2020 Available -
Sherman County Public/School Library FIC HAR (Text) 37039000177738 FICTION Book Branch_Only_3months 09/22/2020 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library HARME (Text) 33892006608724 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 07/22/2020 Checked out 10/13/2020
Weston Public Library F HAR (Text) 37886000120864 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/27/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982131890
  • ISBN: 1982131896
  • Physical Description: 388 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2020.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-384).
Summary, etc.:
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. -- from book jacket.
Subject: Women librarians > Fiction.
Photographs > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Underground movements > France > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > France > Fiction.
Jews > France > Fiction.
France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945 > Fiction.
Genre: Cryptologic fiction.
Historical fiction.
War fiction.
Novels.
Summary: 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. -- from book jacket.

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