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Away (Paperback)

Author:  Amy Bloom
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0812977793
ISBN-13: 9780812977790
Sku: 206705588
Publish Date: 6/24/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.5T
Pages:  247
Age Range:  NA
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Arriving in America alone after her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian Leyb receives word that her daughter Sophie might still be alive and embarks on a risky odyssey that takes her from New Yorks Lower East Side to Seattles Jazz District, Alaska, and along the Telegraph Trail toward Siberia to find the missing girl. By the author of Come to Me. Reprint. 200,000 first printing. *Author: Bloom, Amy *Publication Date: 2008/06/24 *Number of Pages: 247 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.00
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Arriving in America alone after her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian Leyb receives word that her daughter Sophie might still be alive and embarks on a risky odyssey that takes her from New York's Lower East Side to Seattle's Jazz District, Alaska, and along the Telegraph Trail toward Siberia to find the missing girl. By the author of Come to Me. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.Arriving in America alone after her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian Leyb receives word that her daughter Sophie might still be alive and embarks on a risky odyssey that takes her from New York's Lower East Side to Seattle's Jazz District, Alaska, and along the Telegraph Trail toward Siberia to find the missing girl. By the author of Come to Me. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.
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After her parents die in a Russian pogrom, Lillian Leyb flees to 1940s New York and finds a home at the Goldfadn Yiddish Theater. But when she learns that her daughter Sophie is still alive in Siberia she travels by land across America through Chicago, Seattle, and Alaska, on her to Siberia, and her child. Filled with hardship and humor, exotic locales and playful language, AWAY is a lyrical miracle of a novel.

Praise

"[A] sweeping saga of endurance and rebirth...Bloom has created an extraordinary range of characters, setting, and emotions. Absolutely stunning." (starred review) 06/18/2007

"Summery doesn't do justice to this compact epic's richness....an amazingly dense, impressively original novel." (starred review) 06/15/2007

"With the same mesmerizing grace she brings to her award-winning short-stories, [Amy] Bloom's new novel sweeps the reader along from page one." 08/07/2007

"AWAY is a literary triumph, a book-club must and a popular novel destined for wide readership. It is accessible to the point of pure enthrallment without compromising its eloquence or thematic strength. Yet it is also a classic page-turner, one that delivers a relentlessly good read." - Janet Maslin 08/20/2007

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0247
Product attributePublisher:   Random House Trade
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