Liberation

Liberation

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Baker & Taylor
A train journey gives way to memories about an ailing woman's early adolescence on the war-torn Italian isle of Elba sixty years earlier, a time also marked by a refuge-seeking soldier and the woman's earliest experiences of innocent young love.

Blackwell North Amer
It is the night of June 17, 1944, on the island of Elba, and a young girl is inside a kitchen cabinet, hiding from the war. The liberation has been set in motion. Soon the German occupation will be over and the Elbans will be free. But while history marches on, memory circles back, returning again and again to the experiences that remain unresolved and yet define us.
The girl who spends the first night of the liberation hiding in a cabinet is Adriana Nardi. Sixty years later she has become Mrs. Rundel, who, as she rides a train through the landscape of suburban New Jersey, won't let herself forget the terror of war. She remembers the sounds of battle. She remembers her childish confusion. And she remembers, as she has many times before, a Senegalese soldier named Amdu, who came to her for refuge.
On the train to New York, Mrs. Rundel's effort to remember is threatened by the physical force of illness. Caught in the perilous divide between life and death, Mrs. Rundel is both a woman struggling to catch her breath and a girl struggling to survive the violence of the liberation. As Adriana Nardi, she risks her own safety and the safety of her family to help Amdu, a solitary soldier who aspires to be nothing less than a modern-day saint. Although Amdu can't stop the war, he can hold Adriana's attention. Together they experience what will take a lifetime to understand: the everlasting innocence of first love.

Hachette Book Group
Caught in a perilous divide between life and death, Mrs. Rundel is both a woman struggling to catch her breath, and the child she was 60 years earlier who struggled to survive the violence of the liberation of Italy and experienced the everlasting innocence of first love from an enemy soldier.

Baker
& Taylor

A train journey gives way to memories about an ailing woman's early adolescence on the war-torn Italian isle of Elba sixty years earlier, a time also marked by a refuge-seeking soldier and the woman's earliest experiences of innocent young love. By the author of The Manikin. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2005
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316010535
0316010537
Branch Call Number: FIC Scott, J 2005
Characteristics: 262 pages ; 22 cm

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