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The Resource Among the living and the dead : a tale of exile and homecoming on the war roads of Europe, Inara Verzemnieks

Among the living and the dead : a tale of exile and homecoming on the war roads of Europe, Inara Verzemnieks

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Among the living and the dead : a tale of exile and homecoming on the war roads of Europe
Title
Among the living and the dead
Title remainder
a tale of exile and homecoming on the war roads of Europe
Statement of responsibility
Inara Verzemnieks
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'It's long been assumed of this region, where my grandmother was born, ...that at some point each year the dead will come home,' Inara Verzemnieks writes in this heartrending story of war, exile, and reconnection. Her grandmother's stories recalled one true home: the family farm left behind in Latvia during the Second World War. There, her grandmother Livija and her great-aunt, Ausma, were separated. Livija fled the fighting to become a refugee; Ausma was exiled to Siberia under Stalin: the sisters would not see each other again for more than fifty years. Raised by her grandparents in Washington State, Inara grew up among expatriates, scattering smuggled Latvian sand over the coffins of the dead, singing folk songs about a land she had never visited. In a box of her grandmother's belongings, Inara discovers the scarf Livija wore when she left home. This tangible remnant of the past points the way back to the remote village where her family broke apart. In Latvia, Inara comes to know Ausma, her family, their land and its stories, and there pieces together Livija's survival through years as a refugee. Weaving together these two parts of the family story in spellbinding, lyrical prose, Verzemnieks gives us a profound and cathartic account of love, loss, and survival."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.891/93073
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.L4
LC item number
V47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Among the living and the dead : a tale of exile and homecoming on the war roads of Europe, Inara Verzemnieks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-282)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780393245110
Lccn
2017012959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027280589
System control number
ocn990337880
Label
Among the living and the dead : a tale of exile and homecoming on the war roads of Europe, Inara Verzemnieks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-282)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780393245110
Lccn
2017012959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027280589
System control number
ocn990337880

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