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A long petal of the sea : a novel / Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson.

Allende, Isabel, (author.). Caistor, Nick, (translator.). Hopkinson, Amanda, 1948- (translator.).

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  • 6 of 20 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 2 of 5 copies available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Athena Public Library.

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6 current holds with 20 total copies.

Summary:

"In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life irreversibly intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them wants, and together are sponsored by poet Pablo Neruda to embark on the SS Winnipeg along with 2,200 other refugees in search of a new life. As unlikely partners, they embrace exile and emigrate to Chile as the rest of Europe erupts in World War. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning. Over the course of their lives, they will face test after test. But they will also find joy as they wait patiently for a day when they are exiles no more, and will find friends in the most unlikely of places. Through it all, it is that hope of being reunited with their home that keeps them going. And in the end, they will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Athena Public Library FIC ALL (Text) 37813000177439 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 01/30/2020 Checked out 04/29/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984820150
  • ISBN: 198482015X
  • Physical Description: 318 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life irreversibly intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them wants, and together are sponsored by poet Pablo Neruda to embark on the SS Winnipeg along with 2,200 other refugees in search of a new life. As unlikely partners, they embrace exile and emigrate to Chile as the rest of Europe erupts in World War. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning. Over the course of their lives, they will face test after test. But they will also find joy as they wait patiently for a day when they are exiles no more, and will find friends in the most unlikely of places. Through it all, it is that hope of being reunited with their home that keeps them going. And in the end, they will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along." -- Provided by publisher.
Original Version Note:
Originally published: Spain : [Plaza & Janés],  2019. Largo pétalo de mar.
Language Note:
Translated from the Spanish.
Subject: Spain > History > Civil War, 1936-1939 > Fiction.
Political refugees > Spain > Fiction.
Political refugees > Chile > Fiction.
Remarriage > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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