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Ten Green Bottles The True Story Of One Family's Journey From War-torn Austria To The Ghettos Of Shanghai (Hardcover)

Author:  Vivian Kaplan
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0312330545
ISBN-13: 9780312330545
Sku: 39748004
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Sales Rank: 78712
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1.25T
Pages:  304
Age Range:  NA
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Kneeling on a high-backed chair, my face propped on my open palms, I wait by the window and watch as the rain clatters against the glass and the cobbled streets below. (from the first line)
Recounts how the author and her family was marginalized and tormented for their Jewish heritage after the Nazi invasion of Austria, describing how they were forced to flee to a Shanghai ghetto where the living conditions tested their ability to survive. A winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award. 15,000 first printing. *Author: Kaplan, Vivian *Subtitle: The True Story Of One Familys Journey From War-torn Austria To The Ghettos Of Shanghai *Publication Date: 2004/11/02 *Number of Pages: 285 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.50
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Recounts how the author and her family was marginalized and tormented for their Jewish heritage after the Nazi invasion of Austria, describing how they were forced to flee to a Shanghai ghetto where the living conditions tested their ability to survive. A winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award.
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This unusual variation on Holocaust literature finds the author's parents fleeing to Shanghai as the lives of Jews in Vienna are increasingly endangered in 1939. Feeling alien in China but determined to make new lives for themselves, Nini and Poldi must cope with poverty and other pressures--and, eventually, the awful knowledge of the fate of their families back in Europe. When the Communists invade Shanghai after the war, the family flees once again, to Canada, where the author grew up. Vivian Jeanette Kaplan writes her story in the voice of her mother, as a poignant and fascinating semi-fictionalized memoir that is nonetheless true to the facts of her family's history.

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Publishers Weekly
"[A] spellbinding memoir....Kaplan's intimate knowledge of her parents' story makes it seem as if she experienced it herself, and her remarkable achievement will make readers feel that way, too." 09/06/2004

Kirkus Reviews
"Riveting account....a moving and memorable portrayal of a less familiar aspect of the Jewish plight during WWII." 09/01/2004

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Product attributePublisher:   St. Martin's Press
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