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

Verzemnieks, Inara, (author.).

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 305.891 VER (Text) 36626103921649 2nd Floor New Adult Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393245110
  • ISBN: 039324511X
  • Physical Description: 282 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-282).
Summary, etc.:
"A haunting, luminous reckoning with exile and loss. Raised by her Latvian grandparents in Washington State, Inara Verzemnieks grew up among expatriates, scattering smuggled Latvian sand over the coffins of the dead, singing folk songs with other children about a land none of them had visited. Her grandmother's stories re-created in vivid, nostalgic detail the family farm she'd left behind in a borderland violently contested during the Second World War. In the fighting, her grandmother Livija and her grandmother's sister, Ausma, were separated and would not see each other again for more than fifty years. Journeying back to the remote village where her family broke apart, Inara comes to know Ausma and the trauma of her exile to Siberia under Stalin, while reconstructing Livija's survival through her years as a refugee. In bringing together these two sides of the family story, Inara honors both sisters in a deeply cathartic and moving account of loss, survival, resilience, and love."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Verzemnieks, Inara.
Verzemnieks, Inara > Family.
Latvian Americans > Biography.
Latvian Americans > Social life and customs.
Refugees > Washington (State) > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Refugees > Latvia.
Latvians > Biography.
Farm life > Latvia.
HISTORY / Europe / Former Soviet Republics.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
Latvia > Social conditions.
Genre: Biographies.
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