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The fortunate ones : a novel / Ellen Umansky.

Umansky, Ellen M., author. (Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Gibsons Public Library FIC UMAN (Text) 30886001032750 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Checked out 05/16/2017

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062382481 (hardcover) :
  • Physical Description: 324 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.

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Summary, etc.: "One very special work of art - a Chaim Soutine painting - will connect the lives and fates of two different women, generations apart, in this enthralling and transporting debut novel that moves from World War II Vienna to contemporary Los Angeles. Unfolding in crystalline, atmospheric prose, this is a haunting story of longing, devastation, and forgiveness, and a deep examination of the bonds and desires that map our private histories."--Provided by the publisher.
"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. Spanning decades and unfolding in crystalline, atmospheric prose, 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."--From publisher.
Subject: Jewish refugees > Great Britain > Fiction.
Jews, Austrian > England > Fiction.
Guilt > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Painting > Fiction.
Paintings > Fiction.
Young women > Fiction.
Guilt > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Historical fiction.

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