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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Series Information

Thorndike Press large print core series.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville LP SHERMAN (Text) 78321000021729 Large Print Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch LPB F (Text) 39391006393159 Large Print Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle F SHER (Text) 39231032568483 Large Print Collection Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP She (Text) 78731000466604 Large Print Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410447678 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1410447677 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 591 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2012.

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Summary, etc.:
"The novel tells the story of Berta Alshonsky, who revels in childhood memories of her time spent with a wealthy family in Moscow--a life filled with salons, balls, and all the trappings of the Upper Class--very different from her current life as a grocer's daughter in the Jewish townlet of Mosny. So when a mysterious and cultured wheat merchant walks into the grocery, Berta's life is forever altered. She falls in love, unaware that he is a member of the Bund, The Jewish Worker's League, smuggling arms to the shtetls to defend them against the pogroms sweeping the Little Russian countryside. Married and established in the wheat center of Cherkast, Berta has recaptured the life she once had in Moscow. So when a smuggling operation goes awry and her husband must flee the country, Berta makes the vain and foolish choice to stay behind with her children and her finery. As Russia plunges into war, Berta eventually loses everything and must find a new way to sustain the lives and safety of her children."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Jewish women > Fiction.
Large type books.
Soviet Union > History > 1917-1936 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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