In the Company of Angels (Paperback)

Author: Kelby, N. M.

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Scented by chocolate and haunted by war, this compelling novel of dark miracles and angelic visitations offers up a distinctly imaginative new voice in fiction. Marie Claire is a young French Jew in a Nazi-occupied Belgian town, and is cared for by her grandmother, who cultivates flowers.

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Publisher Hyperion Books
Mfg Part# 9780786885831
SKU 30878506
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0786885831
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Praise
"[A] religious fable set in WWII that will move some greatly while the more skeptical will find it treacly....A skillful harvest of symbols most suitable for the pious...."
"Kelby's prose can seem overworked....But Kelby's slim, grim fairy tale exerts a subtle pull...."
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Annotation It's 1940, and Marie-Claire's parents have been killed by the Germans. Now her entire village is destroyed by the bombing, and she is left without a family. Rescued by a pair of nuns, the child develops some semi-miraculous powers that come in handy when they need to hide from the Germans.
Editors Note Now available in paperback -- "To read Kelby's novel is, in its own words, to 'fall into a dream, a flying dream.' To paraphrase and summarize such fine spun fiction must inevitably be as inadequate as any attempt to retell your most amazing dream the morning after." --New York Times Book Review|Scented by chocolate and haunted by war, this compelling novel of dark miracles and angelic visitations offers up a distinctly imaginative new voice in fiction. Marie Claire is a young French Jew in a Nazi-occupied Belgian town, cared for by her grandmother, who cultivates flowers. A shattering of glass, and Marie Claire's village is in rubble. Her grandmother is dead, everyone is dead. She flees to the root cellar of her grandmother's house and waits . . .
Editors Note 2 Marie Claire, a young French Jew during World War II, is rescued by two Belgian nuns after her village is bombed and is taken to a convent, where miracles begin to occur, leaving everyone hiding at the convent to wonder if it is Marie Claire who is causing them. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Editors Note 3 Now available in paperback -- "To read Kelby's novel is, in its own words, to 'fall into a dream, a flying dream.' To paraphrase and summarize such fine spun fiction must inevitably be as inadequate as any attempt to retell your most amazing dream the morning after." --New York Times Book ReviewScented by chocolate and haunted by war, this compelling novel of dark miracles and angelic visitations offers up a distinctly imaginative new voice in fiction. Marie Claire is a young French Jew in a Nazi-occupied Belgian town, cared for by her grandmother, who cultivates flowers. A shattering of glass, and Marie Claire's village is in rubble. Her grandmother is dead, everyone is dead. She flees to the root cellar of her grandmother's house and waits . . .
Editors Note 4 Now available in paperback--"To read Kelby's novel is, in its own words, to 'fall into a dream, a flying dream.' To paraphrase and summarize such fine spun fiction must inevitably be as inadequate as any attempt to retell your most amazing dream the morning after." --New York Times Book ReviewScented by chocolate and haunted by war, this compelling novel of dark miracles and angelic visitations offers up a distinctly imaginative new voice in fiction. Marie Claire is a young French Jew in a Nazi-occupied Belgian town, cared for by her grandmother, who cultivates flowers. A shattering of glass, and Marie Claire's village is in rubble. Her grandmother is dead, everyone is dead. She flees to the root cellar of her grandmother's house and waits. . . .
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0192
Publisher Hyperion Books

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