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Exile music, Jennifer Steil

Label
Exile music
Title
Exile music
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Steil
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As a young girl growing up in Vienna in the 1930s, Orly has an idyllic childhood filled with music. Her father plays the viola in the Philharmonic, her mother is a well-regarded opera singer, her beloved and charismatic older brother holds the neighborhood in his thrall, and most of her eccentric and wonderful extended family live within the city limits. Only vaguely aware of Hitler's rise or how definitive her Jewish heritage will become to her family's identity, Orly spends her days immersed in play with her best friend and upstairs neighbor, Analiese. Together they dream up vivid and elaborate worlds, where all of the things they love about their own lives can exist forever. But in 1938, Orly's peaceful life is shattered. Her older brother flees Vienna first, and soon Orly, her father, and her mother procure refugee visas for La Paz, a city high up in the Bolivian Andes. La Paz couldn't be more different from Vienna--the altitude alone sabotages her mother's efforts to bake the pastries they loved back home. Even as the number of Jewish refugees in the small town grows, her family is haunted by the music that can no longer be their livelihood, by the missing brother who was once the heart of their family, and Orly yearns for the solace of her friendship with Analiese. Yet they find a daily rhythm in this strange, new land. Years pass, the war ends, and suddenly the threat they fled looms again. Just as Bolivia took in Jewish refugees, the country now accepts a small number of Nazi refugees. Orly reckons with a darkness that not even victory at war can extinguish, and she must decide: Is the security and joy of her day to day life in La Paz what defines home, or is the pull of her past in Europe too strong to ignore?"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steil, Jennifer
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.T4485
LC item number
E95 2020
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jewish families
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Refugees
  • Nazis
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • Bolivia
Label
Exile music, Jennifer Steil
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1117317446
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 413 pages
Isbn
9780525561811
Lccn
2019038105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1117317446
  • (OCoLC)1117315367
  • (OCoLC)1117317446
Label
Exile music, Jennifer Steil
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1117317446
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 413 pages
Isbn
9780525561811
Lccn
2019038105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1117317446
  • (OCoLC)1117315367
  • (OCoLC)1117317446

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